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Brazil Border Security will spend 6 billion in drones, radar, thermal imaging,armored vehicles.

Newly sworn in Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff (C) his vice President Michel Temer (L) and outgoing President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva raise their hands during inauguration ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on January 1, 2011. Rousseff, who beat opposition candidate Jose Serra in a run-off election last October with 56% of the votes, has become the South American nation's first female president. AFP PHOTO/Evaristo SA (Photo credit should read EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

The new brazilian government of President Dilma Rousseff plans to spend 6 billion dollars in a project to protect its borders from smuggling and arms trafficking, reported yesterday by the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo. The system called Sisfron, will be completed by 2019. The money raised by the government to protect its frontiers would be spent on radars, armored vehicles and unmanned aircraft, to patrol remote border areas mainly in the Amazon jungle.

On  the other hand, the city Ciudad del Este and the so called Triple Frontera -Three Borders, common border between Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina- is the center of an increasing trafficking of illegal drugs into Brazil and Argentina.

Over 100 tons of cocaine was seized by security agencies in Brazil on the border with Paraguay. This figure confirms the information released by the National Anti-Drug Secretariat (Senad) in Paraguay, about the rapid increase of drug trafficking in the eastern region. The past weekend, a Paraguayan was arrested with cocaine capsules in stomach.

On the basis of reports from various security agencies operating in the Brazilian border, it can be posted that the in 2010 the authorities  seized over 100 tons of drugs, including marijuana (which is the largest volume) cocaine, crack and other drugs.

The figure is higher by 30% to the confiscated in 2009, showing that there is a rapid increase in international drug trafficking in the Three Borders. The agencies’ information security in Brazil is similar to that of the Senad, which in its balance of 2010 also recorded an alarming increase in drug trafficking in this region. Senad last year seized 1.5 tons of cocaine, of which more than 50% was made in the Alto Parana in Paraguay.

Ciudad del Este and the region is used as a springboard for sending drugs to Brazil and Argentina.

Senad data realize the volume of drugs seized in 2010 compared to 2009, increased by over 100%.