Brazil, for being a large country facilitates trafficking in general, and to the border with many countries offers the most varied piracy and illegal trade in drugs, weapons, bodies and persons. Drug trafficking, for example, is characterized by revenues obtained through the sale of these substances to be extraordinary, according to a study conducted by the United Nations (UN) estimated that the annual income of illegal drugs is 400 billion, corresponding to approximately 8% of international trade, outperforming the auto industry and tourism in Brazil. As the report on International Strategy for Narcotics Control, Brazil is the leading exporter of drugs to the United States. The country has favorable conditions for drug trafficking, it has a large consumer market (it is currently the second largest in the world), strategic geographic location for international drug transportation and borders three of the major producers of cocaine and marijuana. About 10% of the money raised by drug trafficking is on Brazilian soil.
The Brazilian government, despite being committed to the fight against drug trafficking “does not have the capacity to contain the illegal narcotics flow through its borders.” The country’s borders are porous and have three times the size of the line that separates the United States from Mexico, one of the regions most critical of the continent, the report said. There is evidence that senior officials of the Brazilian government are associated with illicit activities related to drugs.
– by Djamily R.