Brazil: Border Control Monitors Rivers and Lakes for Trafficking and Smuggling

Posted on August 25, 2013 • Filed under: Border Issues, Brazil, Latin America News, Police/Military Activity

On August 24, 2013 Globo reported that the meeting of the Integrated Management Office in Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná discussed border security action to monitor river and lakes as a means to control trafficking and smuggling. Speedboats supplied with 12 police officers will intercept any illegal vehicles in the water. Information from a survey revealed the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, hash, and ecstasy tablets as well as the number of homicides in border regions with Paraguay and Argentina. The survey shows this type of crime decreased by 27% between January and June. Read Article

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