Siege of contraband in RJ

The Federal Highway Police seized more than R $ 2,6 million in goods smuggled in the 8th Thematic Operation to Combat Crimes against Tax Authorities and Public Health (OTEFIS). The operation was carried out in October, in Rio de Janeiro, on four federal highways: BR 101, BR 493, BR 116 and BR 040.

In five days of inspection, 60 instances of contraband were recorded. More than 21 volumes were seized, of which XNUMX were electronic equipment. The operation also resulted in the arrest of seven people. A fake driver's license was seized and a stolen vehicle was recovered.

ETCO and the National Forum to Combat Piracy and Illegality (FNCP) collaborated with the training of the 123 agents of the operation. The 8th OTEFIS also had the support of the IRS, Anvisa, local health surveillance and the US Homeland Security Investigations.


 What comes next

On the night of October 22, ETCO and the National Forum to Combat Piracy and Illegality (FNCP) gathered in São Paulo (SP) representatives of the 18 entities that signed the letter of commitment sent to candidates, requesting effective involvement in combating piracy, counterfeiting and smuggling. The meeting aimed to align future actions to be taken on the issue.