Brazil Council Candidate Cristina Lima ‘Handed Out Cocaine in Exchange for Votes’
Carme Cristina Lima, 32, was campaigning to become councillor of Itacoatiara, in Brazil’s northern state of Amazonas, when police became suspicious at the crowds reportedly gathering around her car.
On Sunday, during the morning of the election day, officers spotted a group of people huddled around Ms Lima’s vehicle and searched the car, allegedly finding hundreds of packets of cocaine attached to her candidate leaflets, which included instructions on how to vote for her.
Police chief Daniel Ottoni confirmed the news to Brazil’s TNONline website, saying: ‘There was a large gathering of people around Ms Lima, but when they saw the police they all ran away.
‘The candidate and another man also fled by car but officers caught up with them.
‘According to locals, she had been distributing the drugs since early in the morning, on condition that people vote for her.’
Did she really think that people would bother to vote for her after they left with their free cocaine? Trusting a coke user is not a well thought out strategy.