On 18 June, Bolivia’s Defence Minister Javier Zabaleta confirmed that one of Brazil’s leading drug trafficking organisations, the Comando Vermelho (CV), had perpetrated a cross-border assault on a military outpost near Porvenir, Pando department.
The armed raid left seven people injured, including two police officers, and saw the attackers escape with an estimated nine AK-47 assault rifles, 11 magazines, and five pistols. The incident followed another suspected CV attack on 13 June in which 30 rifles and 2,000 rounds of ammunition were stolen from a Brazilian police outpost near the Bolivian border in Epitaciolandia.
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