Tag: Drugs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Venezuelan Ministry of Defense informed on Monday that two military personnel were killed and 32 alleged insurgents were arrested after clashes near the border with Colombia against "irregular armed groups" coming from the...
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Archaeologists have discovered an astonishing stash of powerful drugs in a 1,000-year-old leather pouch buried in a cave deep in the Bolivian Andes. The pouch, made from three foxes’ snouts...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Police (PF) in Brazil launched Operation Hipster today (Wednesday, October 17th) from Curitiba, to arrest those responsible for the production and distribution of ecstasy in several states of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal Police in Brazil along with the country’s Naval Patrol Group have uncovered a very unusual way for drug traffickers to transport their drugs to the European continent from...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This past weekend, the favela community of Vila Kennedy in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone) was the site of the latest operation by Brazil's armed forces since the military intervention...
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The atmosphere of violence continues for Rocinha's residents, as shootings erupted in Rio's largest favela again on Monday, October 2nd. Clashes between drug dealers and the police have been frequent...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian police in the state of Amazonas, in the Amazon region announced on Wednesday, that a suspect in the murder of British tourist Emma Kelty confessed to cutting her throat...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For the past month more than 10,000 security agents have been operating in the state of Rio de Janeiro as part of a federal security plan to combat drug...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The security forces operation in Rio de Janeiro in eight favela communities on Monday morning led to the arrest of 43 people, seizure of eleven weapons and large amount...

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