• INTERPOL Brasilia
  • Member since :
    6 October 1986
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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.


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.


  • 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
15 June 2017

Tackling regional crime through global cooperation focus of INTERPOL meeting

SANTIAGO, Chile – Intelligence sharing and international collaboration against regional organized crime was the emphasis of a Fortaleza-CRIMJUST meeting hosted by Chile’s National Police – PDI and INTERPOL.Participants discussed ways to tackle transnational crime via INTERPOL’s Project Fortaleza and Project CRIMJUST, a European Union-funded initiative imp...
30 May 2017

New drug trafficking routes and smuggling methods identified in INTERPOL-led operation

SINGAPORE – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting drug trafficking across Asia and the Pacific has identified emerging smuggling routes and concealment methods.Operation Lionfish – ASEAN, which involved more than 2,000 police and customs officials across 14 countries, revealed a network of West African and Asian organized crime groups behind traffic...
08 December 2016

INTERPOL-led operation dismantles criminal networks behind fake goods

LYON, France – An INTERPOL-led operation has resulted in police across the Americas dismantling 34 criminal networks involved in the production and distribution of fake and illicit goods worth tens of millions of dollars.More than 650 interventions were made by police and customs officials across eight countries during the two-week (1 – 15 October) Operat...
23 September 2016

Tackling organized crime in Latin America and Caribbean focus of INTERPOL meeting

WILLEMSTAD, Curaçao – Addressing the global problem of Latin American and Caribbean drug crime and its links to other serious crimes, particularly migrant smuggling and human trafficking, was the focus of INTERPOL’s third annual Project Fortaleza meeting held in the Curaçao capital. Project Fortaleza provides Latin American and Caribbean law enforcement w...
03 August 2016

INTERPOL team in Brazil to support security measures during Rio Olympics

BRASILIA, Brazil – An INTERPOL Major Events Support Team (IMEST), including counter-terrorism experts, has been deployed to Brazil to assist with security measures during the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games.In addition to the nearly 11,000 athletes, some 500,000 tourists will be among the six million ticket holders attending events in Rio de Janeiro as B...
28 July 2016

More than 2,700 human trafficking victims rescued in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

An operation targeting human trafficking in South and Central America has resulted in the rescue of more than 2,700 victims, 134 arrests and the dismantling of at least seven organized crime networks.Coordinated by INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America, Operation Intercops - Spartacus III was conducted in two parts, initially concentrating on three...
01 June 2016

INTERPOL-IOC training to combat crimes in sport ahead of Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Developing the specialized skills to identify and more effectively combat crimes linked to sport is the focus of two training courses in Brazil this week, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.Jointly run by INTERPOL and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the cooperation of the Brazilian Federal Police, the first worksho...
15 December 2015

Online child sex abuser forums targeted in INTERPOL-coordinated operation

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An operation targeting paedophile networks sharing child sexual abuse material via online forums has resulted in the arrest of 60 offenders across 15 countries in the Americas and Europe and the rescue of four victims.Coordinated from INTERPOL’s Regional Bureau for South America in Buenos Aires, nearly 200 raids were carried out...
26 October 2015

Brazilian Federal Police Chief visit to INTERPOL identifies areas for enhanced cooperation

LYON, France - The Director General of the Brazilian Federal Police, Leandro Daiello Combra met with INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock to identify areas for enhanced cooperation to strengthen regional and global security.With Brazil already amongst the highest users of INTERPOL’s global databases, including those for wanted persons, stolen motor veh...
08 October 2015

Operation targeting drug trafficking nets couriers in Latin America and Africa

LYON, France – An operation targeting drug trafficking from Latin America to Europe via Africa has resulted in the seizure of nearly 170 kilogrammes of drugs worth an estimated EUR 10 million, as well as gold coins and stolen credit cards.During the European Union (EU)-funded Operation Folosa, which involved 22 countries, law enforcement and customs offic...
02 June 2015

Fugitive arrested after cooperation between INTERPOL Bureaus in Brazil and Argentina

Swift investigative collaboration between the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in Buenos Aires, Brasilia and NCB Brazil’s regional office in Santa Catarina has resulted in the location and arrest of an Argentine man just five days after Brazil requested the publication of an INTERPOL Red Notice against him.Acting on a tip-off from law enforcement...
21 November 2014

INTERPOL holds training courses to tackle forest crime in South America

LIMA, Peru – INTERPOL has held a series of training courses in South America to assist law enforcement in the region in effectively tackling a range of forest crimes.Some 29 participants from law enforcement across 13 countries in Central and South America gathered in Lima for a five-day (17-21 November) training course aimed at developing and improving i...
15 May 2014

Hundreds of raids across South America net fake goods worth USD 27 million

LYON, France – More than 600 raids carried out across South America in an INTERPOL-coordinated operation have led to the seizure of fake goods worth some USD 27.4 million, with nearly 800 people placed under investigation.Police and customs officers from 10 countries took part in Operation Jupiter VI, aimed at disrupting the organized crime networks behin...
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...

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Nationality: Brazil


Age today: 56 years old
Nationality: Brazil


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