Car driver squashed to death by his own luggage: 500 kgs of weed
An unidentified Brazilian drug smuggler lost control of his car when he was trying to evade cops, who were chasing him. This drug smuggler was carrying 500 kgs of weed inside his car on the back seat and was on his way from the state of Mato Grosso do Sul to Sao Paulo.
Car and cargo are now in the possession of the cops at the nearby Bataguassu police station, but the driver’s identity could not be ascertained as he did not carry any identification papers on him, reports dahorabataguassu. Marijuana possession is illegal as is the possession of other drugs in Brazil. Trafficking entails a prison sentence of upto 15 years though if purpose of personal possession is proven be it for planting or preparation of some drug, it will only result in a warning and community service besides tutoring on the ill effects of its use.