Brazil angry with Indonesia drug trafficking execution

Brazil is “outraged” by the execution of one its citizens – Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira, 53 – in Indonesia for drug trafficking, who was arrested in 2003 after police at Jakarta airport found 13.4 kg of cocaine hidden in his hang glider. Brazil says he was the first Brazilian national to be executed abroad and has warned it will damage relations.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said in a statement that she was “outraged and dismayed”. “Relations between the two countries have been affected,” said Ms. Rousseff. “The Brazilian ambassador to Jakarta has been recalled for consultations,” she added.

Note, Indonesia has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. The country resumed executions in 2013 after an unofficial four-year moratorium.

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