Paraná, Brazil: Police Report Drug and Counterfeit Seizures in Border Regions

Posted on July 25, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, Border Issues, Brazil, Crime, Drug Activity, Paraguay, Police/Military Activity

On July 24, 2013 reported that within a year the Battalion Border Police in Paraná confiscated about 2 tons of drugs, counterfeit items valued at R$25 million, and more than five thousand packages of smuggled cigarettes valued at R$1.8 million. Many of the seizures have occurred in border areas of Argentina and Paraguay. Commander of the Military Police reports border regions are critical areas of concern because drugs and weapons do not only spread through the entrance state but throughout the country. In addition, police do not report that the number of traffickers and smugglers have decreased due to the presence of police along the border areas. Read Article

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