The Spanish Civil Guard on Tuesday arrested a military crew member from one of the planes that are used by the Brazilian Air Force to fly the president of the country, Jair Bolsonaro, when he makes international trips.
Sources from the Civil Guard confirmed to EL PAÍS that the man was in possession of 39 kilogrammes of cocaine when he was detained.
The arrest was made when the plane in which the suspect was flying made a stopover around 2:00 pm at Seville airport in the south of Spain.
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The aircraft was headed to Japan, where it was due to be used as a reserve plane for the Brazilian leader, who was to fly to the same destination in another aircraft to take part in the G-20 meeting taking place this week in Osaka.
President Bolsonaro also posted a message on Twitter acknowledging the incident.
He tweeted, ” Although it was unrelated to my team, yesterday’s episode, which occurred in Spain, is unacceptable. I demanded immediate investigation and severe punishment for the person responsible for the narcotic material found on the FAB plane. We will not tolerate size (sic) disrespect to our country!”