Friday 19 January 2018

Police arrest drug lord who used plastic surgery to evade capture

Luiz Carlos da Rocha used plastic surgeries to help him evade authorities for nearly three decades
Luiz Carlos da Rocha used plastic surgeries to help him evade authorities for nearly three decades
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Brazilian police have captured a drug lord who used plastic surgery to evade authorities for nearly three decades.

Luiz Carlos da Rocha, who was known as White Head, was arrested on Saturday in the state of Mato Grosso. He has been sentenced by Brazilian courts to more than 50 years in prison for international drug trafficking and money laundering.

Police said 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 five tonnes of cocaine per month.

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

Ssuitcases of money and other items police seized during the arrest of drug lord Luiz Carlos da Rocha
Ssuitcases of money and other items police seized during the arrest of drug lord Luiz Carlos da Rocha

Press Association

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in World News