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The president of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, signed on Wednesday a decree that guarantees security and order in ports and airports to reinforce border protection operations and other measures to combat organized crime undertaken by the armed forces of the South American giant.


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The initiative, which is expected to extend until May 2024, includes the port of Santos, the main port on the continental level, and the docks of Itaguaí and Rio de Janeiro. Likewise, the Guarulhos and Galeão airports were chosen, also in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which along with Sao Paulo are covered by army troops.

“This decree establishes the creation of an integrated combative operation against organized crime and that is why I am signing this decree of ports and airports, specifically for the port of Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Itaguaí and the airports of Guarulhos and Galeão,” Lula announced. from the Planalto Palace.

The president added that the operation will be supervised by a committee to monitor security actions, coordinated by the ministers of Justice, Flávio Dino, and Defense, José Mucio. Both portfolios will try to modernize the Federal Police, Federal Highway Police, Criminal Police, Army, Air Force and Navy.

The Minister of Justice, Flávio Dino, declared that a total of 3,700 soldiers will be deployed, of which 2,000 will be from the Army, another 1,100 from the Navy and 600 from the Air Force. In the case of the ports of Santos and Itaguaí, the Navy will monitor the access routes of illegal trafficking, carry out naval inspections and administrative activities.

With the new decree signed by President Lula, law enforcement agencies will be able to carry out searches and even seizures if they perceive signs of the occurrence of a crime or the possibility of its appearance.

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