Armed Forces Initiate Operation Ágata 6 Brazilian Ministry of Defense

Armed Forces Initiate Operation Ágata 6 Brazilian Ministry of Defense

By Geraldine Cook
October 11, 2012

On October 9, the Brazilian Ministry of Defense initiated a new military operation to combat border crimes. A headcount of 7,500 troops – equipped with fighter planes, combat helicopters, patrol boats, and armored vehicles – was deployed to patrol the area of 4,216 kilometers along the borders with Bolivia and Peru.

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