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Fighting crime: Brazil, Colombia and Peru in military exercise in Amazon frontier.

The Amazonic Military Summit took place in this colombian coastguard boat.

After the closing of a military exercise in the colombian city of Leticia and with the participation of the armies of Colombia, Peru and Brazil in the three countries in the Colombian city of Leticia, the Minister of Defense of the three countries announced their determination to combat all crimes in the common Amazon frontier.

The defense ministers of Colombia, Rodrigo Rivera, and Peru, Jaime Thorne and military leaders of Brazil, attended the military exercise in Leticia, a river port on the Amazon River, and did participate at the closing ceremony of the military exercise  after several days of joint exercises.

Official units of the three countries made a combined military exercise to combat the guerrillas and against all kinds of crime within the framework of regional integration in the so called BRACOLPER 2010.

BRACOLPER is an acronym of Brazil, Colombia and Peru.

The ministers and the commanders of the three countries attended as observers the military maneuvers in Leticia, and according to sources, the idea is that “when our countries register a real crime situation we can then work and act together.”

The efforts are designed to counter threats from terrorists, smugglers, arms traffickers and illegal drug traffickers among others, and each country has control over its own territory, the sources said.

In the Colombian Amazon acts the narco guerrilla group  Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and other drug groups, while other networks used by arms traffickers travel through amazonic corridors with their illegal merchandise.

Colombian Minister Rodrigo Rivera noted that the joint exercises they do will send a strong warning message to the criminals acting in their amazonic territories.

According to the Colombian minister, the terrorists “will not have room, because now there is understanding and control,” the border is not going to be a gray area “that will serve as a hideout.”

The three countries will henceforth exercise effective control over their forests and rivers that are used by these illegal criminal organizations.

BRACOLPER operations unit training included land, air and waterways military actions in the three countries.