• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Subscribe
  • RSS

Banner Year for Drug Seizures in Paraguay

Via the BBC:  Paraguay drug seizures up by 39% in 2013

Officials in Paraguay say the amount of drugs seized in the country in 2013 rose by 39%.

Paraguay’s national counternarcotics body (Senad) said it had seized 461 tonnes of marijuana and 3.3 tonnes of cocaine, up from 176 and 3.1 tonnes respectively.

[...]

According to a 2013 report by the US state department, Paraguay is a "major drug transit country and money laundering centre".

Of course, such records simply indicate that there is a lot of product out there to be seized.

And, here’s a factoid for future reference:

Paraguay is the largest producer of cannabis in South America, much of which is smuggled to Brazil.

Related Posts:

About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter