Brazilian Army to Begin Project to Target Drug Trafficking Along Border

Posted on April 3, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Drug Activity, Paraguay, Police/Military Activity

On April 2, 2013, Midiamax reported that the Brazilian Army is initiating a project in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul to combat drug and arms trafficking along the Brazil-Paraguay border. Approximately 50 soldiers will be deployed in Mato Grosso do Sul, and their route will include roughly 600 kilometers of roads and waterways. The region covers the cities of Dourados, Amambaí, Bela Vista and Ponta Porã. This phase of the project is just the first of a ten-year project that will cost close to R$12 billion and will cover nearly 17,000 kilometers of borderland.  Read Article

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