Hungarian police arrest Brazilian Major Carvalho, on the run since 2018

posted on 06/21/2022 10:22

  (credit: Playback / Internet)


(credit: Playback / Internet)

Lisbon, Portugal – The Hungarian police arrested this Tuesday (21/6) the Brazilian Sérgio Roberto de Carvalho, 62 years old, Major Carvalho, one of the biggest traffickers in the world. He used a Mexican passport and had been on the run since 2018, when he was last seen. At the height of the new coronavirus pandemic, a death certificate was forged for the bandit, who would have died of covid-19. The drug dealer was wanted by the police in Brazil and Europe.

The prospect is that Major Carvalho will be extradited to Brazil. In Portugal, the former Brazilian policeman was being investigated after a van linked to him was found with 12 million euros. He is considered one of the heads of an international drug trafficking network. After fleeing Brazil, the bandit would have set up his base between Portugal, where he had an apartment and an office in Lisbon, and Spain, where he appears as the owner of a luxury mansion valued at 2 million euros in Marbella.

It is estimated that, since 2017, the group led by the major has sent more than 50 tons of cocaine to Europe, valued at 360 million euros. With a long record, Carvalho was transferred to the paid reserve of the Military Police of Mato Grosso do Sul in 1997. The following year, he was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for trafficking 237 kilos of cocaine. After a long process, he lost his police rank and rank. In 2010, he was suspended from retirement.

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