Police bust multi-billion dollar Brazil-Europe drug ring

BRAZILIAN and European police have busted a drug-trafficking ring that shipped more than 17 tonnes of cocaine worth billions of dollars from South America to Europe, authorities said yesterday.

After a two-year multinational investigation, police arrested 15 suspects on Thursday in a series of raids and seized more than US$87 million (RM383.7 million) in assets, said Brazilian federal police and the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol).