Brazil­ian drug lord ex­pelled

Kuwait Times - - In­ter­na­tional -

MA­PUTO: Mozam­bique on Sun­day ex­pelled one of Brazil’s most wanted crim­i­nals, an al­leged drug lord who has been on the run for two decades. Gil­berto “Fu­minho” Apare­cido dos San­tos was sent home on a Brazil­ian air force plane that left Ma­puto in the dead of night at 1:30 am with dozens of po­lice of­fi­cers on board, the au­thor­i­ties said. Brazil’s jus­tice min­istry said Sun­day that dos San­tos is al­ready in a fed­eral prison in the coun­try. Dos San­tos was ar­rested last Mon­day in an in­ter­na­tional sting op­er­a­tion that in­cluded agents from Brazil, Mozam­bique and the US Drug En­force­ment Ad­min­is­tra­tion. The Mozam­bi­can au­thor­i­ties de­cided on Fri­day to ex­pel him for al­legedly en­ter­ing the coun­try il­le­gally but kept the de­ci­sion se­cret un­til he had left. He is an al­leged leader of the First Cap­i­tal Com­mand (PCC), con­sid­ered to be Brazil’s top crim­i­nal gang wield­ing con­trol over co­caine sup­ply routes from Colom­bia, Peru and Bo­livia. —AFP

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