Argentina and Uruguay new hubs for cocaine trafficking to Europe and Africa.
Brasília – The brazilian police said that due to drug enforcement at the border north and west-central of Brazil, there is a change in the geography of cocaine trafficking on the continent. While Argentina and Uruguay become candidates for next targets of organized crime as hubs for sending cocaine to Europe and Africa, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul start to become a reference point for traffickers. Moreover, the Paraná is not longer just a way for passage of cocaine but became also one of the main entrance doors of marijuana coming from Paraguay. This year alone, police seized Federal Road and, together, 50 tons of drugs in the country.
In the evaluation of the Brazilian Federal Police , the change to Argentina and Uruguay is due to the siege by the brazilian police Operation Sentinel, which operates across the Brazilian border.