Sergeant arrested with cocaine in Spain made 29 trips and accompanied three presidents

Airplane of the Brazilian Air Force used by the Presidency

Manoel Silva Rodrigues receives a gross salary of R $ 7,298, according to Transparency Portal.

Arrested by the Spanish police with 39 kg of cocaine in a plane of the entourage of Jair Bolsonaro, Second-Sergeant of the Air Force, Manoel Silva Rodrigues, made at least 29 trips in Brazil and abroad since 2011, several of them with the presidential staff. However, the displacement didn't always follow the agenda of the country's representative. The military's name was released on Wednesday by the Spanish press and confirmed by Folha.

Rodrigues receives a gross salary of R $ 7,298, according to the Transparency Portal, which lists the travel history.

In a note, the presidential advisory stated that "the military does not work in the Presidency of the Republic and would not be in the presidential entourage". "He belongs to the Special Transport Group of the Brazilian Air Force and serves as a flight attendant," he said.

Read more in Folha de S. Paulo

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