A falsified document was used to get municipal permissions for construction and land use to build a rice warehouse. Alleged drug traffickers are behind falsifying the document, which went unnoticed for over a year.
The original document issued by the National Environmental Technical Secretariat (Setena) had been marked as rejected and reasons were provided. The reasons were removed and the (X) moved to ( ) approved instead of ( ) rejected. Text originally below the reasons for rejection was moved up and even misaligned from the rest of the text.
On August 3, the city council filed a complaint for falsified documents with the local Prosecutor’s Office. The building is related to the people investigated in the Turesky Case, suspected cocaine traffickers who are presumed to have ventured into rice, tourism, and social housing businesses to launder money. The members of the organization were arrested on May 25.
The building had a roof, floor, and some finishes but has fallen into a state of abandonment without walls or a roof. The OIJ believes that the gang was planning to import rice packing machines with the idea of moving money.