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2012-01-01

Brazilian Gangs

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Paraguay is increasingly becoming an outpost for Brazilian drug trafficking organizations looking to avoid arrests and conduct their business more easily, according to Paraguayan Police.

Primeiro Comando da Capital (Capital Command), Comando Vermelho (Red Command), and a faction of the so-called Amigos dos Amigos (Friends of Friends), are some of the criminal organizations that authorities in that country have identified.

This shift in operations is due to criminals seeking to eliminate intermediaries in an effort to own the market and keep more of the drug profits for themselves.

The Brazilian gangs deal mainly with cocaine that comes south from Bolivia and Peru.

Source: InSightCrime.org

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