Bolivian drug mules are the most common in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil – For US$2,500, Ana swallowed 30 capsules of cocaine.

To receive the money, she needed to transport the drugs 9,300 kilometers from her home country of Bolivia to South Africa. But the plan failed.

She has spent the last 14 months at São Paulo’s Capital Women’s Prison (PFC). Ana isn’t the only foreigner being held in the prison, as there are just 145 Brazilian women among the 552 inmates, according to PFC Director Ivete Barão de Azevedo Halasc. The rest of the inmates are from 54 other countries. Read the full article…

26 Feb. 2014

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