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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 vehicles and Stolen and Lost Travel Documents, discussions focused on the country’s future increased involvement in the I-Checkit initiative.

The planned deployment of an INTERPOL Major Events Support Team (IMEST) as part of the Organization’s support to Brazil during the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games was also high on the agenda.

Access to INTERPOL’s databases to border control points around Brazil was implemented as part of security measures for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, with further improvements to the system already underway for the Olympics.

During his visit to the General Secretariat headquarters Director General Combra, who was accompanied by the Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Brasilia Valdecy Urquiza, also met with Brazilian officers seconded to the General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon.