Security Conference in Paraguay Discusses Joint Military Action in the Fight against Drug Trafficking

Security Conference in Paraguay Discusses Joint Military Action in the Fight against Drug Trafficking

By Geraldine Cook
August 19, 2015

There are two main types of drugs circulating Paraguayan territory: marijuana, which is produced locally, and cocaine, which is in transit to other countries. Paraguay does not house production labs for it, nor does it produce the precursor chemicals and other substances used to make the narcotic, yet it lies on one of the main transshipment routes for illegal drugs originating mainly in Brazil and Argentina as they head north, especially to the United States.

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