All the weed was packed into cans. So this occasion came to be known as "The Summer of the Cans".
"It was an incredible thing, similar to a fiction film, you were on the sea shore and abruptly seemed a can brimming with cannabis," depicted a renowned brazilian on-screen character.
Dumping 22 tons of Weed
Thus it was, from Rio Grande do Sul to Rio de Janeiro: a huge number of hermetically fixed jars without marks, each with about 1.5 kg of weed, started to be located, looked and shared. A social marvel was conceived: the "late spring of the can."
The astonishing scene – which, at that point, wound up in samba tunes, slang and loads of smoke – is being saved on another book, "O Verao da Lata" (The Summer of the Can), composed by the columnist Wilson Aquino.
The primary jars started to rise around 20 of September of 1987, on the bank of São Paulo. As indicated by the Federal Police, they were the heap from the fishing pontoon Solana Star, a Panamanian banner vessel that had left Australia, halted in Singapore to load up with 22 tons of weed and went to Miami with a stop in Brazil. Just barely gotten by the Brazilian specialists, who chased them adrift after an alarm from the DEA (the American Anti-sedate Agency), the team of the Solana Star disposed of the load tossing them in the water.
With the assistance of winds and tides, the jars were dissipated over a scope of almost 3,000 km of brazilian coastline. When the news spread, most jars didn't arrive at the sand – anglers, surfers and a few swashbucklers (and the police) would get them adrift.
Aside from the unordinary circumstance, the spice additionally picked up popularity for its great, as per clients. Concurring the this acclaimed entertainer, consistently there was a gathering with an unexpected outcome from the jars. It was the inspiration of the late spring. Individuals would accumulate on the sand to utilize it.
As the heap dropped adrift was tremendous – the assessed 22 tons would be sufficient to fill around 15 thousand jars – and the Federal Police held onto just 2,563 jars all through the nation, individuals unquestionably had a great deal to share.