Rio drug dealers push Olympic highs

Agence France-Presse
Rio drug dealers push Olympic highs
Police confiscate cocaine and crack packets stamped with the Olympic logo just before the Rio Games kick off

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Rio de Janeiro drug dealers are joining the Olympic party by stamping the iconic logo of the Games on their wares.

Rio police said Tuesday, July 26 they had confiscated 93 packets of cocaine and 28 of crack during a raid in the popular nightlife district of Lapa.

Pictures of the clear plastic packets showed labels emblazoned with the official logo of the Rio 2016 organizing committee, even cheekily including the mention “TM” for trademark.

Written beneath the symbolic Olympic rings were the words: “Keep away from children.”

In June, police told AFP they had found drug dealers pushing similarly labeled packets, this time containing marijuana.

The Games open on August 5. –

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