BRAZIL MAKES RECORD DRUG SEIZURE

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BRASILIA: Brazilian security forces have made a record drug seizure and disrupted the production of 30 tons of cocaine in neighboring Peru during a massive 19-day border operation. The army and police operation netted 25 tons of marijuana and 657 kilograms (1,450 pounds) of cocaine and crack, the Defense Ministry announced. Coordinated with Peru and Colombia along the 11,000 kilometer frontier, the operation disrupted smuggling and forced traffickers to abandon production of some 30 tons of cocaine destined for southern Brazil, the United States and Europe, the ministry said in a statement.

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