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Major international drug kingpin arrested in Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro – the Police Precinct 21 ( area of Bonsucesso) presented on Thursday (September 2nd) the alleged criminal Valdemar Junior Kerkhoff, 28, that was arrested on the morning of Wednesday (1st) in area of Ponta Pora .  Police said the suspect had led a scheme to supply the major criminal organizations in Brazil, as the Red Command (Comando Vermelho) and the First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital- PCC), with large shipments of drugs from countries of Mercosur (mainly Paraguay).

According to the chief investigator, Officer Felipe Curi, the suspect acquired drugs from a major narcotics trafficker in Paraguay and had the main function of transporting the drug to a scheme of criminal gangs involving the construction business and the business of insurance, called by the police as the drug trafficking entrepreneurs.

” The suspect was responsible for brokering the purchase of drugs. This large dealer of Paraguay gave him the drugs and the suspect delivered the narcotics to the major brazilian drug traffickers, to large suppliers who went to Ponta Pora to negotiate these shipments and bring the drugs to Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia and cities in the South, “he said. According to the officer, the suspect alone moved about three tons of marijuana and 50 kilograms of cocaine base paste every single week.

The sheriff said the suspect also recluted corrupt officials, acquiring realø estate/wealth and recruiting people to his criminal organization. The suspect Waldemar was wanted by…READ MORE HERE (in portuguese)