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National Plan establishes special intelligence units in each state

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Programme announced by Ministry of Justice and Citizenship will create units with members of multiple police forces focused on more strategic actions
published: Jan 05, 2017 12:00 AM last modified: Jan 06, 2017 12:43 PM
Beto Barata/PR President Michel Temer and cabinet members hold meeting on national security

President Michel Temer and cabinet members hold meeting on national security

Each Brazilian state will have an integrated core intelligence unit with agents from the Federal Police, Federal Highway Police, State Police, Civil Police and Prison System officials. The creation of the units is part of the measures to be implemented under the new National Public Security Plan.

Minister of Justice and Citizenship Alexandre de Moraes presented the plan this Thursday (5 January). He said the units will capture and share information to ensure more accurate and effective action against organised crime.

“These units will indicate the best times and places to do operations. (...) They will be crucial for the country," he said, adding that they are already in operation in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo.

Moraes also reported that the government will work in partnership with the Armed Forces to carry out and support some operations. “Especially in the Amazon region, where mobility is limited," she reported.

Satellite monitoring

The Ministry of Defence will also participate in the plan with a number of actions. Among them, the launch of a satellite built by Brazil and France that will provide broadband internet throughout the country, with a beam reserved solely for the Defence Ministry, which will help it better coordinate and execute operations in border areas.