Source: CapitalNews - Campo Grande / MS - 11/10/2010
The Federal Police of Guaíra seized yesterday, two trucks loaded with various electronic products and cigarettes, three people were arrested. According to PF information, the first apprehension occurred around 18 pm, near the region of Marechal Cândido Rondon in the state of Paraná, where the police, in routine diligence, noticed a truck in suspicious attitude deciding to approach it. Initially, the driver stated that he was transporting milk cartons to a company and that they would be delivered in Rio de Janeiro.
In an inspection of the cargo, the police found several boxes of various products, including electronics, netbooks, notebooks, hard drives, cell phones, a large number of watches, all without invoices. The driver confessed that an individual had hired him to deliver the goods in São Paulo, on the Castelo Branco Highway, where another person would receive it, thus receiving the amount of R $ 1.000.
The smuggled merchandise was inserted after the milk cartons were loaded, in another location without the company's knowledge. The driver and passenger, both resident in Marechal Cândido Rondon / PR and indicted for the crime of smuggling / embezzlement, were arrested a Ford Cargo 1317 truck and all goods without legal documentation. The milk cartons were returned to the company and the truck with the illegal goods was transported to the Federal Revenue of Brazil.
In another action, a Mercedes truck was seized loaded with about 350 cases of cigarettes of Paraguayan origin, in the Bela Vista neighborhood, in Guaíra / PR. Around 22:00 pm, the federal and military police officers of the National Force worked on the spot, spotting this truck, approaching it.
In the inspection, under the canvas, they discovered several boxes of smuggled cigarettes. The driver, resident in Itaquiraí / MS, was arrested in the act and taken to the Federal Police Station in Guaíra / PR for the appropriate legal procedures. The cargo and the truck were transported to the IRS for proper destination.
The total amount of seized goods is around R $ 250.000,00.