Regulatory News

Seven military police officers were sentenced to prison ranging from eight to ten years. They were accused of being part of a cigarettes smuggling scheme in Mato Grosso do Sul. The state is borders Paraguay, where shipments of the illegal product come in.

The police had been arrested in December. According to investigations, they demanded bribes in exchange for not reporting the crime; and if they did not receive the amount requested, they would even kidnap truck drivers with the contraband cigarettes to demand ransom.

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