Criminal justice programs and agencies across Brazil reported their illegal drugs seizures for 2013.
The border regions of Brazil has seen a large increase in crack cocaine and other trafficking activities due to its borders with Bolivia and Peru. A kilogram of cocaine is sold for about $1,200 in the border region, but when trafficked further into the country the same kilogram of cocaine can be sold at a profit of 6 times.
In addition, drug use has increased in the border towns. According to social workers in the region, a gram of cocaine can be split up into a dozen crack cocaine rocks and sold to drug users for $0.85 (2 Brazilian Real).
Source: Nelza Oliveira, “Acre: A drug-trafficking route becomes a consumer market,” Infosurhoy, January 21, 2014.