News Briefing – Week of 16 November

Following the increasing efforts of the Argentinian government to combat aerial drug trafficking, traffickers have allegedly started using amphibious aircrafts into the country. According to the Argentine Anti-Drugs Association, several planes depart from Pilar in Paraguay and arrive on Parana and Uruguay rivers in Argentina.

The Colombia Armed Forces dismantled a massive cocaine processing lab allegedly run by the ELN in the western department of Nariño. The complex was estimated to be worth over US$3.2 million.

The Brazilian Air Force intercepted a small airplane which was transporting 350 kg of cocaine. The plane, which departed from Mato Grosso state, was forced to land in Araçatuba, where two people were arrested.