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Brazil is leading anti drug struggle in Bolivia.

Former bolivian czar anti drugs René Sanabria is allegedly a narcogeneral. He was arrested in Panama and extradited to the U.S. and risks 30 years in jail.

Recently, Brazil signed an agreement with Bolivia to fight cocaine production and trafficking in the country.

The agreement aims to replace the absence of the DEA in Bolivia, when this country expelled the US Drug Enforcement Administration in 2008 for alleged “political interference”. In the last months, there is an increase in the suspicions about a major involvment of bolivian officials in the cocaine trafficking.  An example of that was the detention and extradition to the U.S. of the alleged “narcogeneral” Rene Sanabria, former zcar anti drugs in Bolivia.

Brazil will train and give equipment to the  Bolivian security forces, and deploy drone aircraft to patrol the common border.

Bolivia is the world’s third largest producer of cocaine, and more than half its production goes to Brazil.

The Bolivia-Brazil Action Plan was signed by Brazilian Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo on a visit to Bolivia.

Cardozo said drug trafficking was a “transnational crime” that could only be confronted by international cooperation, involving countries in  the region.

Peru could be next in this agreement, which is after Colombia the world’s second biggest cocaine producer  and as Bolivia, also shares a long land border with Brazil.