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Officially Licensed?: Olympic Logo Used by Rio Cocaine Dealers in Party District

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Rio de Janeiro’s drug dealers are seizing the Olympic spirit as tourists start arriving ahead of the games that begin next week.

A recent drug bust in the Lapa bar district turned up 93 packets of cocaine, 28 baggies of crack and some ammunition for a 0.40 caliber gun. Photos posted on the local police’s Facebook page show a packet that says “Rio 2016” and features the Olympic rings. It also warns: “Not for use near children.”

Another photo features a packet saying “Cocaina,” the Portuguese word for the drug, in a design the emulates a Coke logo. Coca-Cola Co. is an official sponsor of the games. The Lapa neighborhood is known for its lively samba clubs and bohemian culture. – READ MORE 

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