Federal government, states and municipalities together in the fight against crime
Patrolling, training and enhanced border security
STRATEGIC BORDER PLAN
The Plan seeks to enhance the State's presence in border areas, with actions in 11 states carried out in an integrated fashion by the three spheres of government and in partnership with neighboring countries
Agate Operation (Operação Ágata)
Six operations have been carried out, which mobilized about 57,000 military personnel from the three armed forces and covered the entire border area. The sixth operation, which was carried out in October, mobilized 12,000 military personnel and civil servants from another six ministries and 21 government agencies.
During the operation, 6,530 vessels were inspected, resulting in 674 fines and in the seizure of explosives, guns, ammunition and drugs, including 29.4 kilograms of cocaine base paste. Additionally, riverine populations benefited from 11,309 doctor appointments, 4,073 dental procedures and another 4,713 health-related procedures.
Sentinel Operation (Operação Sentinela)
Coordinated by the Federal Police, the operation has led to the dismantling of 50 transnational criminal organizations involved in smuggling and in drug and arms trafficking, among other crimes. The operation has also led to the seizure of 198 tons of marijuana and 29 tons of cocaine; 1,171 firearms; 994,000 pieces of electronic equipment; 145,000 bottles of liquor; 9 million packets of cigarettes; and 3,500 vehicles, besides R$ 5 million and US$ 780,000 in cash. In addition, more than 3.4 million vehicles, 11,200 vessels and 1,200 aircraft have been inspected.
CRACK, YOU CAN BEAT IT! (CRACK, É POSSÍVEL VENCER!)
Pact with states
Thirteen states have formalized the partnership for carrying out activities under the Program, totaling R$ 1.9 billion already transferred by the government to these federative unit
Several training actions continue to be implemented to increase effectiveness in the prevention, treatment and social reintegration of users and addicts:
- 71,000 educators have started the Course on Drug Use Prevention for Public School Educators.
- 1,703 Federal Highway Police Officers have already completed the course on Improvement in Techniques for Monitoring the Use of Alcohol and Other Drugs on Brazilian Roads.
- 368 public security operators (civil and military police and municipal guards) have been trained in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Vitória (ES), Salvador (BA), Brasília (DF) and Porto Alegre (RS).
Hotline (VivaVoz) - 132
The Hotline is a free 24-hour telephone service, which provides guidance and information on the risks of drug abuse and its effects in the body, as well as on treatment centers. In the first half of 2012, the Hotline received 26,400 calls.
New Regional Reference Centers (Centros Regionais de Referência - CRR)
Twelve new Regional Reference Centers are being implemented in public educational institutions of the country. The Centers are intended to provide ongoing training to health professionals, social workers, public security personnel, and employees of the Public Prosecution Service and the Judiciary who work with users of crack and other drugs and their families. The new centers are expected to train 3,600 students.
Besides the new Centers, there are 40 CRR operating in the country, offering 10,200 places, training different professionals and promoting the strengthening of coordination strategies within the network of care to users of crack and other drugs.
SAFER BRAZIL REDUCES CRIME IN ALAGOAS
Introduced in June 2012 in the cities of Maceió and Arapiraca, the program aims to reduce the violent crime rates by fighting organized crime, implementing structuring actions in the area of criminal forensics and justice, monitoring and occupation of areas with the highest rates of violent crime. Since its inception, the program has succeeded in significantly reducing the number of intentional lethal violent crimes. In Maceió, the decrease was 20.3% and in Arapiraca 23.1% against the same period last year.
The National Disarmament Campaign has collected a total of 59,723 firearms throughout the country since May 2011. 28,835 guns and 11,966 rifles among other types of weapons have been collected to date. Twenty six states and the Federal District - which together provide the current 2,090 collection stations - have joined the campaign to date.
São Paulo was the state with the highest number of weapons collected, with a total of 16,643 delivered so far. Rio Grande do Sul, Acre and Bahia lead the ranking per capita, with the highest number of weapons delivered per 100,000 inhabitant.