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Brazilian Police Break Up Smuggling Ring Involving Diplomats

Brazilian police say they have broken up a smuggling network, involving foreign diplomats from at least five embassies.

Police say the foreign envoys used their diplomatic privileges help smuggle items into the country tax free. The luxury products such as whiskey and perfumes were sold to the upper class in the capital of Brasilia.

Federal police said Friday that embassies from three African and two Middle Eastern countries were allegedly part of the ring.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.