The importance of public security policies in the fight against organized crime

It is not news to anyone that the illegal market is an activity that is growing more and more in Brazil. The criminal operations of militias and factions, with actions in smuggling, money laundering and the entry of weapons, drugs and various other illegal products, unfortunately, find their articulation axes not only in our country, but throughout the world and must be fought with commitment by the security forces.

As a direct result of this equation, we have the worrying repetition of episodes of extreme violence, with deaths ordered by militias and criminal factions, whether of traders who refuse to sell illegal products or public security authorities, as in the case of the execution of the prosecutor Paraguayan Marcelo Pecci – who investigated cases of drug trafficking, organized crime, money laundering and terrorist financing in the Triple Border region, between Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina.

Also of concern is the constant evolution in the number of weapons, drugs and illicit products, such as cigarettes and pesticides, in circulation in the country. The ease with which criminal activity feeds back, with money laundering and corruption schemes, is impressive, moving billions of reais and, of course, without paying any taxes. This resourcefulness of crime affects the entire process of social inclusion. The co-option of minors for criminal practices on the borders, as well as in the communities of our cities, is extremely serious. The future of these young people is compromised by this flagrant enticement by militias and criminal organizations.

For facts like these, updating and constant investment in combat actions conducted by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, in partnership with the Federal Revenue Service and other security bodies, are extremely important. By the way, partnership and integration are key words, since the exchange of intelligence information between the forces of repression, whether at the municipal, state or federal level, is essential to undermine the power of criminals.

These combat fronts are responsible, every year, for the apprehension of tons of drugs, smuggled products, as well as boats, firearms and thousands of suspects involved, avoiding billionaire losses to the Nation's public coffers. To get an idea, in the last seven years there has been a 200% increase in damage caused by the illegal market to Brazil, from R$ 100 billion (2014) to R$ 300 billion (2021), according to a survey by the National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality (FNCP).

The success of the integrated security operations underscores the importance, for the State and for the entire Brazilian society, of carrying out these actions by the public security authorities of the new government, in a collective effort to contain crime, since the challenges faced are immense. for special police operations to fight crime in a country of continental dimensions, with more than 16 km of land borders and borders with ten countries.

It is important that all Brazilians have the exact dimension of how these problems affect society, whether in the safety of citizens, in tax evasion that bleeds public coffers and in the problems generated in companies that operate within the legality and pay their taxes correctly to the purse.

In addition to the dry borders, as land borders are called, the presence of operations on the sea coasts is essential, as we have had an increase in the arrival of illegal products from Asia and the Middle East in ports located especially in the Northeast. It is a front that must always be strengthened with inspection actions, as it represents a continuous threat.

The public security authorities in Brazil, by keeping their focus and attention on the fight against organized crime, continuously investing in our continental borders in security and social outreach programs, will respond to an outcry from all Brazilians.


Border Security

Border SecuritySeminar will bring Foz international American experience
control in border regions


Foz do Iguaçu, December 8, 2016 - The National Forum Against Piracy and Illegality (FNCP) and the Federal Revenue Service organize this Friday, December 9, the IX Triple Frontier Seminar, which will discuss strategies to control rampant smuggling into Brazilian territory, in addition to presenting examples of international initiatives that have been successful in combating this crime.

The fragility of the borders and the billion-dollar losses borne by Brazil will also be highlighted in this Seminar, which will have representatives from American agencies to report on the experience obtained in the country through the control of the United States' borders.

The president of FNCP and the Brazilian Institute of Ethics in Competition (ETCO), Edson Vismona, emphasizes the importance of the exchange of experiences between Brazil and the USA: “The country today loses R $ 115 billion with the crime of smuggling, which counts on direct action by criminal organizations and generate illicit income for illegal activities, such as drug and arms trafficking. It is essential to open space for the exchange of information, especially with countries that can present successful cases and eventually help us to improve the security of our borders ”.

The event will also count on the participation of the Federal Revenue Service; the Brazilian Navy, which will address the issue of monitoring on Lake Itaipu; in addition to the Federal Police and the Federal Highway Police.