Marijuana Intelligence Exchange Meeting will be held in
Paraguay from September 27th through to October 1st. Representatives
of law enforcement agencies from Paraguay, Brazil, Argentina
and Uruguay have been invited by the DEA to participate.
The first two days will be in Asuncion and
will consist of round table discussions, multimedia presentations
from each country regarding their marijuana situation, and
networking. On the third day, the attendees will be transported
to Pedro Juan Caballero where they will participate in helicopter
fly overs to see the marijuana plantations first hand.
Paraguay is a major producer
of high-quality marijuana and a transit country for drugs
destined for Argentina, Brazil, the U.S., Europe, and Africa.
The meeting is aimed at increasing awareness and dialoge
amongst law enforcement agents and improving their countries'
efforts in the fight against drug trade around the region.