Brazil arrests cocaine drug lord Luiz Carlos da Rocha, sentenced to over 50 years in prison

Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian police say they have captured a major drug lord known as "White Head" who used plastic surgeries to help him evade authorities for nearly three decades.

Representational image.Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Police say Luiz Carlos da Rocha was arrested Saturday in the state of Mato Grosso. He's been sentenced by Brazilian courts to more than 50 years in prison for international drug trafficking and money laundering.

Police say Rocha's cartel produced cocaine in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia and exported it to Europe and the United States via Brazil and Paraguay. In Brazil alone, police estimate Rocha brought in 5 tonnes of cocaine per month.

Police also seized approximately $10 million worth of the drug lord's assets, including planes, properties and luxury cars.

Published Date: Jul 02, 2017 20:14 PM | Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 20:15 PM

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