Cocaine seizures triple along the border between Bolivia and Paraguay

Cocaine seizures in Paraguay along the border with Bolivia have increased from one ton between 2014 and 2018 to three tonnes in the first six months of 2019. The rise has raised concerns about increased drug trafficking from Bolivia through the nearby Chaco forest where planes are able to fly undetected. Increased policing may have contributed to the increased seizures; however, Paraguay enforcement agencies currently lack the ability to track planes using radar.