• 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
18 December 2018

Americas: INTERPOL-led Operation Andes nets 49 people smugglers

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – An INTERPOL-coordinated operation targeting migrant smuggling networks across the Americas has led to the arrest of 49 suspected people smugglers.During Operation Andes (27-30 November), officers across 11 countries acted on leads and carried out nearly 44,000 checks at air, land and sea borders in order to identify and disrupt s...
12 July 2018

Fake goods: arrests and seizures in worldwide operations

LYON, France – Pharmaceuticals, food, vehicle parts, tobacco products, clothing, and agrochemicals are among tonnes of fake goods seized in INTERPOL-led operations across four continents.Coordinated by INTERPOL between March and May 2018 in 36 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America, operations sought to dismantle factories and su...
18 May 2018

INTERPOL and Banco do Brasil S/A sign cooperation agreement against cybercrime

BRASILIA, Brazil – The INTERPOL National Central Bureau (NCB) in Brasilia and Banco do Brasil S/A have signed an agreement for cooperation and information sharing to tackle cybercrime.This public-private partnership, which came into effect 7 May 2018, aims to establish a systematic exchange of data related to cyber threats so as to enhance cyber security...
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...
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...

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Age today: 41 years old
Nationality: Brazil


Age today: 39 years old
Nationality: Brazil


All wanted persons

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