Nearly 100 officers from the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) and the Brazilian Federal Police (PF) destroyed 748 tons of marijuana as part of Operation New Alliance XXX. During the 10-day raid, which ended April 1, the security forces used helicopters to locate the crops and follow the movement of troops. The Paraguayan Air Force and the Paraguayan Joint Task Force, integrated by members of the Armed Forces, as well as the Paraguayan National Police supported the operation.
Exercise Cooperation VIII was held at the Argentine Air Force’s (FAA, in Spanish) IV Air Brigade, in the province of Mendoza, March 28-April 8. The training was geared toward the standardization, planning, execution, and control of air operations during natural disasters, and demonstrated the effectiveness of participants in humanitarian aid.
Brazilian Army (EB, in Portuguese) troops have been preparing throughout March for the international Combined Operations and Rotation Exercise CORE 22, which will be carried out with U.S. Army counterparts in Fort Polk, Louisiana.
The Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Leadership Center of Excellence (NCOLCoE) is the backbone of NCO Army military education.
Sometimes, not even all the disinformation or fake news is able to change public opinion. Such is the case of the killings Russian troops perpetrated in the town of Bucha, located 15 miles northwest of Kyiv, which Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba classified as the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. In an interview with Interfax news agency, the minister added that “hundreds of bodies had been collected.”
Noncommissioned officers (NCOs) in Colombia are highly regarded regionally for their professionalism and hard work. Their leadership and experience in managing troops come with the great responsibility of being the commander’s right-hand man.
During a riverine operation, the Colombian Navy’s Pacific Naval Force, with the Army’s support, seized two semisubmersibles in an illegal artisanal shipyard in the rural area of Tumaco, Nariño department, in mid-March. The 380-square meter shipyard, as well as the illegal naval artifacts, belonged to the Iván Ríos structure, a dissident group of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the Colombian Navy said in a statement.
On March 31, Argentina’s Misiones Province Police reported dealing a blow to narcotrafficking in the city of Eldorado. Local authorities seized 9,449 kilograms of marijuana, the largest in its history, the Misiones Police said.
The Bolivian Police Special Tactical Action Group carried out a mega-operation in an airfield in the municipality of Cotoca, Santa Cruz de la Sierra department. Authorities arrested 38 people (36 men and two women), seized 66 aircraft, and locked 29 hangars.
[caption id="attachment_70147" align="alignright" width="300"] The Border Police Battalion monitors at least 300 clandestine ports along the banks of the Paraná River and the Itaipu Lake, on the border Brazil-Paraguay border. (Photo: Brazilian Federal Police)[/caption]