SA cop detained in Brazil for drugs
A SOUTH African police officer has been arrested at an airport in Brazil for drug possession.
Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) spokesman Nelson Kgwete said the police officer had been arrested at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo.
Kgwete said the South African consulate in São Paulo was working with the Brazilian authorities after the arrest made by the Brazilian police and Interpol.
Kgwete could not confirm when the arrest was made‚ what drugs the police official was carrying or where the official was flying to.
Police spokesman Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo and Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi referred questions to Dirco. – Nico Gous