The two suspected members of the Italian mafia arrested in Praia Grande, São Paulo coast, were transferred on Monday night to the Federal Police Superintendence in the capital.
Yesterday, PF agents seized with them about $770,000 in cash, plus $24,400 USD and 6,165 euros.
Also found were three pistols, ammunition, and almost 4 kg of a white powder that investigators suspect is cocaine – the substance will be profiled.
The PF says father and son are part of the Calabrian mafia ‘Ndrangheta, responsible for controlling “40% of global cocaine shipments as the main importing criminal scheme in Europe.”
His father, Nicola Assisi, has been a fugitive from Italian justice for decades and considered one of the world’s largest drug traffickers.
In 2016, the Corriere Della Calabria newspaper published a report describing him as “the ghost of Calabria that fills Italy with cocaine.”
His son, Patrick, occupied at least three apartments on the top floor of a high-rise building off the coast of São Paulo.
Yesterday’s operation was authorized by the Federal Supreme Court following a request from the Federal Police Representation at Interpol, in cooperation with the Italian police.