CPI highlights the role of the Revenue in combating piracy
FEDERAL REVENUE SECRETARIAT
OFFICE - PRESS ADVISORY
Press release nº 173 - 10/11/2004
The president of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) of Piracy, Mr Medeiros (PL-SP), praised the role of the Federal Revenue in combating smuggling and piracy in Brazil. Medeiros was received this afternoon (10) by the Secretary of Revenue, Jorge Rachid.
At the meeting, the deputy congratulated the employees of the IRS for the actions taken to combat these irregularities. Tax auditors Euwaldo Baldez and Mauro de Brito received plaques of appreciation for the services provided to CPI, whose work was completed in June this year.
Deputy Medeiros said that Mauro de Brito, a former delegate from Foz, acted on a “battle front” in the triple fountain region and faced interests in an area of great corruption. The former delegate stated that the fight against piracy and smuggling "demonstrates the importance of integration between federal agencies". In paying homage to Baldez, the president highlighted his agility and efficiency in meeting CPI requests.
Jorge Rachid highlighted the work of the parliamentarians who were part of the commission, stating that "unity is key to the success of operations". He cited Operation Cataratas as an example, which started on Monday (8), in Foz. The actions will involve around 200 civil servants from various federal agencies.
Deputy secretaries and general coordinators of the Revenue also participated in the meeting, in addition to deputies Júlio Semeghini (PSDB-SP) and Júlio Lopes (PP-RJ), members of CPI.
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