Paraguayan Authorities Seize 16 Tons of Cannabis

Paraguayan Authorities Seize 16 Tons of Cannabis
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Normally we relegate these stories of our BUST OF THE DAY. column on sister site Wake & Bake. but 16 tons is an impressive number even the Moroccans can’t compete with that! Here’s the story In an operation in Bella vista Norte, Amambay department, the Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) destroyed more than 16 tons of marijuana. Agents found the drugs in a rural establishment of some 5 hectares that housed several narco-camps with marijuana crops, where they also seized 1.5 tons of the drug in the drying process. Authorities destroyed the improvised camps and the drugs, along with chemical precursors and production support equipment used in the process, online Paraguayan daily ABC Color reported June 17. Strengthening the fight SENAD’s Bella Vista Norte Regional Office is currently showing greater operational presence in the departments of Concepción and Amambay, bringing additional support to the other forces established in the country’s northeast and on the border with Brazil. These departments contain the largest amount of marijuana plantations in Paraguay, which is also South America’s largest producer of the drug, Spanish daily ABC reported. Cannabis produced in Amambay has markedly high levels of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, which allows criminal groups to sell the drug at a higher price than cannabis from other parts of the country, says InSight Crime, an organization dedicated to the study of organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean. “In short, the market is massive, valued at hundreds of millions of dollars,” the organization reports. Record seizures The National Anti-Drug Secretariat seized and destroyed 38 tons of marijuana in the department of Amambay on May 5, 2022. (Photo: Paraguayan National Anti-Drug Secretariat) Amambay is at the center of Paraguay’s most worrying organized crime trends: cocaine trafficking, marijuana production, and the emergence of violent criminal groups. “It’s ground zero for…

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