Argentine government disbands massive drug trafficking network and seizes 242 kilos of marijuana

Posted on June 13, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Border Issues, Drug Activity, Paraguay

The Argentine Naval Institution seized 242 kilos of marijuana at the end of last week from Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Misiones and arrested 7 people that were part of a drug trafficking network working out of Buenos Aires. According to, the network transported the drugs at the Triple Frontier from a supplier in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay along the Paraná River to Mado, Misiones and on to Buenos Aires. From the capital the drugs were being shipped out to Mendoza province, Chile, the U.S. and Europe. The Department of National security has been investigating this network for 5 months and launched a raid last week starting with the Buenos Aires and Misiones branches. The Narcotics Investigation Department intercepted 42 kilos of marijuana and arrested 3 people at the Retiro Bus Station in Buenos Aires and raided homes in Buenos Aires and Mendoza. A following series of raids resulted in the arrest of the network leader, the seizure of another 200 kilos of marijuana, and the disbandment of the network’s connections near the Triple Frontier.
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