Peruvian Armed Forces Deployed to Fight Narco-Violence

By Dialogo
February 24, 2015



Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has deployed the Armed Forces to the Huallaga Valley, a major coca-growing region in the country’s northeast, to combat increased violence by the Shining Path terrorist group.

The increased Military forces were deployed to support the area after the president declared a 60-day state of emergency there on February 20. The decree gives the Armed Forces more power to combat the Shining Path, which works with local narcotrafficking groups and gangs to grow and transport cocaine, according to Humala.

The Huallaga Valley, which stretches into the Provinces of Huánuco, San Martín, and Ucayali, is a hotbed for coca plantations that are overseen by the Shining Path, which uses narcotrafficking proceeds to fund its terrorist activities. Coca is the main ingredient used to produce cocaine.

Dominican Military helps seize presumed narcotics


The Dominican Republic’s Military recently teamed with several of the country's security forces to seize 100 packages of a substance that law enforcement authorities are testing for cocaine and heroin from a ship.

Agents with the Center for Information and Joint Coordination (CICC) were checking cargo on the ship's dock when they noticed one of the container's seals appeared to have been altered. It was sent to an area where it could undergo a more comprehensive search by security agents in the presence of Deputy Prosecutor Pamela Ramírez. Upon opening the container, law enforcement officers found two bags containing 33 and 34 packages respectively. The packages were sent to a forensic laboratory to be tested and weighed.

The Intelligence Department of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (J-2), the National Investigations Department (DNI), the Specialized Port Security Corps (CESP) and the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) also participated in the seizure.

Dario Medrano, a spokesman for the DNCD, said an investigation has been launched to capture those associated with the presumed narcotics.


Peruvian President Ollanta Humala has deployed the Armed Forces to the Huallaga Valley, a major coca-growing region in the country’s northeast, to combat increased violence by the Shining Path terrorist group.

The increased Military forces were deployed to support the area after the president declared a 60-day state of emergency there on February 20. The decree gives the Armed Forces more power to combat the Shining Path, which works with local narcotrafficking groups and gangs to grow and transport cocaine, according to Humala.

The Huallaga Valley, which stretches into the Provinces of Huánuco, San Martín, and Ucayali, is a hotbed for coca plantations that are overseen by the Shining Path, which uses narcotrafficking proceeds to fund its terrorist activities. Coca is the main ingredient used to produce cocaine.

Dominican Military helps seize presumed narcotics


The Dominican Republic’s Military recently teamed with several of the country's security forces to seize 100 packages of a substance that law enforcement authorities are testing for cocaine and heroin from a ship.

Agents with the Center for Information and Joint Coordination (CICC) were checking cargo on the ship's dock when they noticed one of the container's seals appeared to have been altered. It was sent to an area where it could undergo a more comprehensive search by security agents in the presence of Deputy Prosecutor Pamela Ramírez. Upon opening the container, law enforcement officers found two bags containing 33 and 34 packages respectively. The packages were sent to a forensic laboratory to be tested and weighed.

The Intelligence Department of the Joint Staff of the Armed Forces (J-2), the National Investigations Department (DNI), the Specialized Port Security Corps (CESP) and the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD) also participated in the seizure.

Dario Medrano, a spokesman for the DNCD, said an investigation has been launched to capture those associated with the presumed narcotics.
Wow these guys are so cool how they fight they seem to be shining along those paths man it's great to see those Armed Forces from neighboring countries Peru and Bolivia
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