Brazil freezes $43 million of assets in international drug trafficking probe
14 Sep 2020

Brazilian authorities blocked assets worth 230 million reais ($43 million) as part of a probe into drug trafficking and money laundering in two countries, according to a statement from Brazil’s federal police on Friday.

Some 42 properties, two farm estates, 75 vehicles, boats and aircraft were being seized in Brazil, police said. In Paraguay, 10 properties valued about 150 million reais ($28.19 million) were being blocked as part of the investigation.

“Operation Status,” as the probe is being called, involves cooperation between Brazilian and Paraguayan police.

By Ana Mano, Reuters, 11 September 2020

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