RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least 183 hectares of marijuana, with an estimated production of 600 tons of the drug, have been destroyed in the last eight days in an operation carried out by Paraguayan and Brazilian authorities.
The operation, dubbed "New Alliance XXXII," involves about 100 men from the National Secretariat for Drug Control (Senad) and the Brazilian Federal Police.
The local troops are tasked with eradication duties in a forested area of the department of Amambay (east) that borders Brazilian territory, whose federal police support the movement of their Paraguayan counterparts.
The commander of the special unit Senad . . .