Brazilian Police Seize Marijuana Coming From Paraguay

By Dialogo
October 22, 2010

Contraband is normal for the border, and I have seen it with my own eyes, there is a place called Puerto Tigre on the Paraguay side, almost across from the city of Guaira, where you cross over to the Brazilian side, it makes me sad when I see that the paraguana authorities that are in this zone are taking bribes such as the NATIONAL POLICE, FINANCIAL CRIME I HOPE SOME DAY THIS IS TAKEN CARE OF On 19 October, the Brazilian Federal Police announced the seizure of three tons of marijuana believed to have entered the country from Paraguay headed for the state of Paraná (in southeastern Brazil).

The police succeeded in intercepting the shipment on a highway between the municipalities of Itu and Araçariguama (in the interior of Sao Paulo state) after an anonymous tip about smuggling from Paraguay, the law-enforcement agency indicated.

Three people were arrested during the operation.

The shipment, hidden in a cargo of logs, was being transported in two trucks that had begun their journey in the state of Mato Grosso (in western Brazil) and were on their way to the state of Paraná (in southeastern Brazil).