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Large drug trafficking network operating in Brazil, Paraguay and Spain dismantled

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Some 30 people were arrested this week in Brazil and Spain as part of an international police operation to dismantle a large drug trafficking and money laundering network with branches in several countries and which transported Bolivian cocaine to Europe, Europol (European Union's law enforcement agency) announced yesterday.

The investigation - coordinated by the European police - involved the Brazilian Federal Police, the Spanish Civil Guard, Paraguay's National Anti-Drug Secretariat (SENAD) and U.S. authorities.

As the agency in charge of facilitating anti-crime operations within the bloc explained in a statement, "the criminal organization . . .

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