Without border operations, Brazil lost R $ 10 billion in taxes

Between 2011 and 2014, the federal government lost at least R $ 10 billion in taxes not collected because it allowed smuggled products into Brazil.

This is the point of an unprecedented study by Idesf (Institute of Economic and Social Development of Borders), released on Wednesday (16) in Brasilia.

Without border operations, Brazil loses an average of R $ 3 billion per year, according to a study
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Source: Folha de São Paulo Online (16/09)

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Defense discloses balance of Operation Agate 9

During the ten days of the Agate operation, 9 more than four tons of marijuana and 65 tons of foodstuffs were seized without origin. The smuggling of prohibited materials and the embezzlement of goods, without paying taxes, are valued at approximately R $ 700.

The balance of the operation carried out along the entire Brazilian western border was released last Saturday (2). According to Defense Minister Jaques Wagner, the operation, in addition to serving for cross-border protection, is a tool for training troops. “Many people tell me that Agate should be permanent and definitive. This is difficult, but I think it is necessary to do it more often ”, he added.

To date, the work of government agencies and the Armed Forces has been responsible for 42.509 inspections, surveys and searches at road blocking and control posts distributed between Rondônia and Paraná, in the border strip of these states. There were still 709 river patrols, motorized or on foot.

The Brazilian Air Force (FAB), together with the National Civil Aviation Agency (Anac), inspected eight aerodromes, in addition to carrying out 60 approaches, 24 notifications, nine interdictions and the seizure of an irregular aircraft in Porto Velho (RO).

The Brazilian Intelligence Agency (Abin) acted in the production of information that helped in the planning and execution of tactical and repressive actions. The work, in cooperation with Anac and the Amazon Protection System Management and Operational Center (Censipam), resulted in the detection of about 200 landing strips on private properties and areas of environmental preservation in the border regions.

In this edition, the military apparatus operated in 166 municipalities ranging from Vista Alegre do Abunã (RO) to Foz do Iguaçu (PR), involving 5.310 Navy, Army and Air Force military personnel and 255 professionals from federal agencies and state and municipal public agencies . In all, 46 federal, state and municipal institutions participated in Agate 9.

For the head of Joint Operations of the Ministry of Defense, Admiral Ademir Sobrinho, the interoperability between government agencies, public security agencies and the Armed Forces is already consolidated, after the completion of nine editions of Operation Agate. "We must act more intensively next year, in support of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games," said the admiral.

To learn more, visit: http://www.brasil.gov.br/defesa-e-seguranca/2015/08/de-acordo-com-ministro-operacao-agata-deve-ser-permanente

And to learn more about combating smuggling, visit: http://www.naoaocontrabando.com.br/

Army resumes operation to strengthen security at the country's borders

The Army launched Operation Agate 22 on Wednesday (9). The joint action with the Navy and other police and enforcement bodies targets transnational crimes such as drug and arms trafficking and smuggling, in addition to preventing the flight of wanted by the police who use the region to leave the country. In this edition, the actions will be concentrated in Paraná, Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.

In the west of Paraná, the troops will act mainly in the toll plaza of BR-277 in São Miguel do Iguaçu, rural roads and in the international bridges of Amizade, on the border with Paraguay, and Tancredo Neves, with Argentina. In addition to Foz do Iguaçu, barriers will be set up in Guaíra and Barracão and Santo Antônio do Sudoeste. In the state, 380 km of border will be monitored indefinitely. The last edition, in 2014, lasted 13 days.

The reinforcement of inspection carried out since 2011 is part of the Strategic Border Plan and has the support of the Navy, Air Force, Federal Revenue Service, Federal Police, Federal Highway, Military and Civil, Brazilian Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources ( Ibama), the Paraná Environmental Institute (IAP), the Public Ministry and the National Agency for Brazilian Research (Abin).

According to the Army, this is the first time that the Integrated Border Monitoring System (Sisfron) is being used.

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To learn more about anti-smuggling actions, visit the website http://www.naoaocontrabando.com.br/