Brazilian Federal Police assisted Paraguay’s National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) in the destruction of 1,132 tons of marijuana plants on the countries’ shared border as part of a new phase of Operation New Alliance (Operação Nova Aliança), a bilateral agreement to combat drug trafficking, Brazil’s Ministry of Justice and Public Security said in a press release Tuesday.
A federal court in Brooklyn sentenced on Wednesday a former Paraguayan soccer official to nine years in prison for racketeering and corruption offenses that were part of the FIFA corruption scheme.
Brazilian police said Wednesday they have now arrested 14 people and seized over US$ 1.5 million in stolen cash after an Hollywood action movie-style heist in Paraguay that left four people dead, 13 cars ablaze and local schools closed.
Following 39 arrests across 15 countries, Spanish police announced Wednesday that they have dismantled an international child porn ring that distributed material via WhatsApp.
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