Three Tons of Marijuana Seized in Brazilian Northeast

The Brazilian Federal Police (PF) intends to intensify its efforts to combat the cultivation and trafficking of marijuana in the São Francisco backlands.

The idea is to remove Pernambuco and Bahia from the list of states responsible for producing the largest quantities of marijuana in the country.

A PF survey shows that three tons of marijuana were seized in the Northeast between January and June of this year.

Over the same period the PF destroyed more than 199,000 marijuana plants, seized nearly 1.5 tons of the drug ready for consumption, and arrested 70 people.

The announcement was made during the 4th Encounter of the National Narcotics Repression System, in Recife. The event, attended by federal police commissioners in charge of fighting narcotics from all over Brazil, ends tomorrow Wednesday, June 14, with the participation of the national anti-drug secretary, general Paulo Uchôa, who will present proposals for measures to prevent drug consumption in communities.

ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Cops and Robbers Brazilian Style

São Paulo, Brazil, recently marked an event which will give readers abroad an idea ...

Exemplary Stories of Brazil’s Extractive Reserves

The creation of two extractive reserves in Pará, in the North of Brazil, did ...

Wild Paraná

Together with two other policemen, Ofrênio went to the place and confirmed the fact: ...

Brazil Slaps Quotas on Chinese Textiles

The secretary of Foreign Trade at Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Ivan Ramalho, and the ...

Mercosur Is Not Viable as Economic Bloc, Says Brazil’s Former Minister

"Mercosur has become irrelevant and too complicated, and even more when Venezuela is finally ...

Probe Reporter Talks About ‘Glaring Evidence’ of Scam in Brazil’s Ruling Workers Party

The reporter of the Joint Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPMI) on Vote-Buying, Deputy Ibrahim Abi-Ackel ...

Brazil’s Daily Oil Pumping Puts Petrobras Among World’s 8 Largest Oil Firms

Brazil's state-controlled oil multinational Petrobras announced Wednesday, December 26, in its end of the ...

After Health Scare Lula Gets Warning: Take It Easy!

The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is resting at his private ...

Brazil to Teach World How to Fight Corruption

The United Nations will make use of Brazil’s experience in fighting municipal corruption as ...

Strong Real Hurts Brazilian Agribusiness

New data for the Brazilian government show that weak performance in Brazil’s agricultural sector ...