Crackdown on large-scale marijuana trafficking scheme from Paraguay to Brazil

Anti-drug agents on Thursday arrested 4 suspects, among them a Prosecutor's Office official, suspected of being part of a structure engaged in sending large shipments of marijuana to Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Arrests were made in the course of an ongoing operation that began with several concurrent raids on homes in the departments of Concepción and Amambay, both of which border Brazil, reported the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD).

Among those arrested was Rodrigo Pedrozo, considered the leader of a structure "that mobilizes producers, couriers and public officials in order to traffic drugs," the statement said.

Also arrested was his brother, Diego Pedrozo, an assistant prosecutor of the city of Concepción, in charge of coordinating logistics and "making payments to authorities in the area so . . .

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