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Amazonas is hub for cocaine in Brazil.

City of Belem, Brazil

90% of homicides in the state of Pará in Brazil are linked to illegal drugs trafficking. The State of Pará is the main trafficking route into Brazil used by the main producers of cocaine in the world, which are Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. The drug enters the borders of Brazil by the Amazonas State. The city of Tabatinga (AM) is the main door. From there it goes by boat or plane to the state of Pará. The city of Santarém is one of the main cocaine hubs into Pará state. “These three countries produce 75% of world´s cocaine and most part of it comes across our borders, whether by boat or plane, ” explains the director of the Narcotics Suppression Division (DRE), the delegate Hennison Jacob Azevedo. Besides public health challenge, the trafficking of cocaine in Pará is resulting in serious consequences to public safety of the Pará state. According to the Civil Police, in 2011, they recorded in the first two months 459 killings in Para. A total of 309 homicides were commited in the countryside of the state of Pará, and 150 in the metropolitan area of the city of Belém in January, there were at RMB, 81 homicides and 164 inside. Only in January 245 homicides. A total of 214 homicides were committed in February. At the city of Belém, the police has the homicide division DH, which follows the investigations of homicides and police support units. It is estimated that around 90% of homicides recorded by the DH are linked to drug trafficking.