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Law enforcement services in Brazil are provided by a combination of federal and state bodies:

  • The Federal Police;
  • The Federal Highway Police;
  • The Federal Railway Police;
  • The State Military Police and Fire Brigade;
  • The State Civil Police.

The Federal Police is part of the Ministry of Justice. Its mandate includes:

  • Preventing, identifying and investigating crime;
  • Fighting international drug trafficking and terrorism;
  • Providing border control and immigration services.

INTERPOL Brasilia

The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) for Brazil is part of the International Criminal Police General Coordination Unit which deals with all international police and legal enquiries involving the Federal Police.

Mandate:

  • Work with INTERPOL member countries in the interest of international police cooperation;
  • Issue INTERPOL notices;
  • Coordinate international police operations;
  • Locate and capture international fugitives;
  • Coordinate extraditions;
  • Administer the secure INTERPOL police communications network across the country.

INTERPOL Brasilia is made up of almost 40 full-time staff and 50 additional officers appointed to the 27 regional offices across the country.  Staff are civil servants, commissioners, forensic experts, police officers, court clerks, fingerprint experts or administrative workers, each selected competitively for a specific NCB responsibility.

Boosting national security

INTERPOL Brasilia has worked hard to ensure that officers at all immigration check points in Brazil have direct access to INTERPOL's databases. Using technology known as MIND, frontline police can swiftly check if a passport presented to immigration is recorded as stolen in INTERPOL'S databases. 

In addition, Brazilian embassies around the world also have access to INTERPOL databases, which are consulted each time a visa application is made.

In Brazil, it is obligatory for judicial authorities to send all national arrest warrants for suspected fugitives directly to INTERPOL Brasilia for the immediate publication of a Red Notice.   

INTERPOL Brasilia in action
22 October 2013

Strengthening security at Rio 2016 Olympic Games focus of agreement with INTERPOL

CARTAGENA DE INDIAS, Colombia – An agreement has been signed by INTERPOL and the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the world police body to provide additional support to the Brazilian authorities in ensuring the safety and security of the event.As part of the agreement, an INTERPOL Major Events Support Team (IMEST) will be deployed to Brazil to provide on...
14 August 2013

INTERPOL-supported operation targeting online child abuse materials leads to arrests across Latin America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – In operations targeting the distribution of child sexual abuse materials primarily in Latin America, law enforcement authorities have arrested or placed under investigation 100 individuals and seized thousands of computers and other equipment containing images or videos of abuse.Coordinated by INTERPOL via its Regional Bureau in...
26 July 2013

INTERPOL member countries continue fight against illegal logging in Latin America

LYON, France – Nearly USD 40 million worth of timber has been seized in follow up investigations as part of INTERPOL’s Operation Lead targeting illegal logging, forest crimes and the criminal networks behind them.Building upon the initial outcomes of the operation, Costa Rica and Venezuela in particular have increased their efforts in the fight against il...
07 June 2013

INTERPOL agreement with MERCOSUR to boost regional and global police information sharing

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – An agreement signed today between INTERPOL and the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) will further streamline global and regional law enforcement cooperation, through enhanced police information exchange.Under the agreement, INTERPOL’s global databases will be linked to MERCOSUR’s Security Information Exchange System (SISME) which alr...
25 November 2011

Rio 2016 security chief updated on law enforcement initiatives during INTERPOL visit

LYON, France – The Security Director of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Dr Luiz Fernando Corrêa, has been updated on a series of INTERPOL security initiatives aimed at supporting law enforcement worldwide.During his visit to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat headquarters on Friday when he met with INTERPOL Secretary Ge...
15 April 2011

INTERPOL hunt for international fugitives leads to numerous arrests across South America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL operation targeting 207 internationally-wanted fugitives wanted for serious crimes including murder, kidnapping, organized crime and child sexual abuse believed to be hiding in South America has led to arrests across the continent and new investigative leads established for almost a quarter.Investigative leads develop...
31 January 2011

INTERPOL-led operation in Americas nets fakes worth 200 million dollars

LYON, France – Fake goods worth more than USD 200 million have been seized and nearly 1,000 people arrested in a series of operations co-ordinated by INTERPOL across South America targeting organized criminal counterfeiting networks.Carried out under the auspices of Operation Jupiter in partnership with the World Customs Organization (WCO), the year-long...
01 October 2010

Hundreds arrested in INTERPOL and Customs anti-counterfeiting operations across South America

LYON, France – A transnational operation co-ordinated by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization targeting organized criminal counterfeiting networks across 13 countries in South America has resulted in more than 600 arrests and the seizure of fake goods worth 50 million US dollars. Carried out under the umbrella of Operation Jupiter, goods recovered...
06 July 2010

Brazilian police target international wildlife smuggling network in INTERPOL-supported operation

BRASILIA, Brazil – More than 10,000 animals, including several rare and protected species, have been seized in a nationwide operation against international wildlife trafficking led by the Brazilian Federal Police in co-operation with INTERPOL’s National Central Bureau (NCB) in Brasilia. Codenamed São Francisco, the operation involving more than 200 federa...
03 April 2009

Counterfeiting networks across South America targeted in INTERPOL and World Customs Organization operations

LYON, France – Counterfeit and pirated goods worth more than USD 131 million have been seized in a series of operations across South America co-ordinated by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization (WCO).Under the umbrella of Operation Jupiter, police and customs agents from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay carried out 299...
13 March 2009

Unprecedented Brazilian operation supported by INTERPOL breaks up wildlife smuggling network

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Brazil’s largest-ever nationwide operation against the illegal hunting and trade in wildlife, led by the Brazilian Federal Police in co-operation with INTERPOL’s Environmental Crime Programme, has to date resulted in 72 arrests and the seizure of thousands of illegally-held wildlife specimens.Spanning nine Brazilian states and inv...
22 August 2008

Brazilian police recover artworks stolen from a museum in Sao Paulo

Between 19 July and 18 August 2008, the Sao Paulo police recovered the four works stolen on 12 June 2008 from the Pinacoteca Museum in Sao Paulo, Brazil : two engravings by Pablo Picasso and two paintings by Brazilian artists Lasar Segall and Emiliano di Cavalcanti.All the works were included in INTERPOL’s works of art database.
21 March 2007

INTERPOL database helps pin down international fugitive

An Italian felon on the run from justice after a violent prison escape in 1981 has been apprehended in Rio de Janeiro. With a criminal history of assaults, kidnapping, manslaughter, possession of weapons and explosives, he was considered a dangerous threat. Cesare Battisti was arrested, after arranging to meet an acquaintance, as a result of cooperat...

Red Notices 160

DI CAPIZZA
BIAGIO
Age today: 63 years old
Nationality: Italy

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FERREIRA DE SÁ
IVAIL
Age today: 59 years old
Nationality: Brazil

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GA2006-Brazil
  • 75th INTERPOL General Assembly - 19-22 September 2006 - Rio de Janeiro
  • 12th Americas Regional Conference - 1991 - Sao Paulo
  • 34th INTERPOL General Assembly - 16-23 June 1965 - Rio de Janeiro
  • 1st Americas Regional Conference - 1965 - Rio de Janeiro