An officer who traveled with Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro to the group of 20 summits in Japan was arrested after he was caught with more than 80 pounds of cocaine.
NPR reports police arrested Sgt. Manoel Silva Rodrigues in Seville, Spain, Tuesday after the Brazilian Air Force launched a stop on the way to the summit.
Bolsonaro was on a separate plan afterwards, but changed his route after the arrest.
Rodrigues was allegedly carrying 86 pounds of cocaine, which was divided into 37 different blocks. He told the local authorities that it was cheese and not substances.
The Brazilian Defense Ministry provided a statement confirming the arrest and noted that it is investigating the incident.
Bolsonaro in a tweet on Wednesday stressed that the arrest was not related to his team calling the incident "unacceptable."
"We will not tolerate such respect for our country!" he wrote.
Bolsonaro is known for his hard-line drug trafficking and, during his presidential campaign, promised to crack down on Brazil's organized crime and drug trafficking, especially cocaine.
Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão said he was confident that Rodrigues was undergoing drug traffickers.
"It is obvious that, given the amount of the drug he was he did not buy it on the corner and brought it right?" Mourão said from Brazil's capital, according to the NPR. "He worked like a mule. A well-qualified mule , let's say. "