Federal Highway Police intensifies work on the country's north to south borders

By ETCO
10/10/2014

The Federal Highway Police (PRF), in partnership with the Federal Revenue Service and the National Health Surveillance Agency, launched, throughout the month of September, numerous actions on the Brazilian borders.

In addition to the permanent presence that already existed on the southern limits of the country, inspections at the northern and western borders of Brazil were reinforced. With these new barriers intensified, the actions of Operation Sentinel, a strategic project of the Federal Government to fight transnational crimes, gains a new security belt that has already been working.

From Amapá to Rio Grande do Sul, the number of PRF operational units, located at points close to the borders, received reinforcement from agents from other states and groups specialized in fighting crime.
Trafficking in drugs, medicines and weapons, illegal entry of foreigners, evasion of foreign exchange, contraband and embezzlement, theft and theft of vehicles, environmental crimes were some of the illicit combated during the actions. The result is impressive: approximately 13 million reais were seized in smuggled goods - among which 57236 units of medication; 500 liters of fuel; 4529 liters of drinks and 11427 electronics units. In addition, 60 wild animals were also apprehended; thousand cubic meters of wood; 161
firearms among other materials.

Source: Social Communication Office of the Federal Highway Police