Drugs from Peru, Colombia and Bolivia: arrest of brazilian druglord operating from Paraguay.
Cocaine bricks (photo DEA website)
The arrest of Dominic Erineu Soligo alias “Pingo” last Saturday in Paraguay, has everything to do with the safety of Santa Catarina in Brazil. Considered a leading supplier of drugs in Brazil, he has the South of Brazil as the main market. Trafficking caused a criminal war because of disputes over the sale of marihuana in addition to assaults and thefts committed by addicted, informed experts of the Secretariat of Public Security.
The delegate Ildo Gasparetto, superintendent of the Federal Police (PF) in Rio Grande do Sul, a state that requested the extradition of Mr. Soligo from Spain, confirmed that Pingo acted in Santa Catarina. He reveals that Soligo since year 1996 is investigated and this time it was proven that he shipped drugs to Camboriú and other cities in south of Brazil. Besides the known land route, the gang headed by the criminal used throw the drug from moving planes.
The superintendent notes that St. Catherine also served as a route of trafficking drugs such as cocaine base paste, cocaine and crack produced in Peru, Colombia and Bolivia.
The brazilian federal police FP will focus efforts to prevent the gang to reorganize. To arrest the large suppliers of drugs and to dismantle gangs is the main orientation of the FP replacing the old policy of just seizing large amounts of drugs. The reorganization of the groups is the main fear of the chief of the Narcotics Suppression of the State Board of Criminal Investigations, Claudio Monteiro. He says that if another person take the lead of the gang the shipments of ilegal drugs to Brazil will be restored.