The Olympics coming to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, means an influx of wealthy, well-to-do people into the poverty-ridden city. That kind of crowd usually includes a number of cocaine users. The coke dealers in the “City of God” are ready for the Olympic Games with their own Olympics-branded cocaine baggies.
According to O Globo (translated):
Rio drug traffickers hitched a ride in the Games and created a thematic package to increase sales. On the night of Monday, police 5th SD (Mem de Sa) seized during an operation in Lapa 93 bags of cocaine. Several of them with the Rio 2016 logo and Olympic rings in addition to the recommendation “use away from children.”
Other baggies brought cocaine word along the lines of a coolant and with the recommendation to use it away from children. The agents also seized 28 bags of crack and 13 caliber ammunition .40, restricted use.
The action, which was supported by agents of Operation Lapa present and was coordinated by the delegate Marcelo Carregosa, aimed to fight drug trafficking in Lavradio Street. No information about prisons.
Drugs slung by ruthless, lawless drug dealers is common in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil, as a whole, has emerged as one of the premier cocaine transportation points. If you’ll remember, last week, we presented a video from USA Today about the “drug dungeon” close to where the Olympic games are being held called “Cracklands.”
The Olympic Committee can’t feel too great about its impending contribution to this world.