Brazilian police have arrested drug lord Sergio Roberto de Carvalho in an operation in Hungary.

APA reports that he was nicknamed "Brazilian escobar" for the volume of his work.

Brazilian police said the operation was carried out jointly with Interpol.

Carvajo, a former police officer, settled in Europe with fake documents.

Carvalho, who was released on bail after being arrested in Spain, escaped with a fake death certificate.

An international search has been launched for a notorious drug lord after police seized 100 million in cash last fall.