Among the actions, an operation called Guarantee of Law and Order (GLO) aimed at ports and airports. Such a measure will be valid until May 2024.
“That decree establishes the creation of a joint operation to fight organized crime, and that is why I made the GLO order especially for the port of Rio de Janeiro, the port of Santos, the port of Itaguaí, the airport in Galeão and Guarulhos airport” said Lula at the Planalto Palace, headquarters of the Executive Branch in Brasilia.
He announced that there is an integrated monitoring committee for security actions, coordinated by the Ministers of Justice, Flávio Dino, and of Defense, José Múcio.
The two portfolios will present a plan to modernize the actions of the Federal Police (PF), Federal Highway Police, Penal Police, the Army, Aeronautics and the Navy “with the objective of improving the performance of the ports, airport and borders.”
The president explained that “the Federal Police will expand intelligence actions and operations to arrest and confiscate assets belonging to gangs and militias, especially in Rio de Janeiro.”
In addition to Dino and Múcio, the ministers of the Civil House, Rui Costa, and the commanders General Tomás Paiva (Army), Admiral Marcos Olsen (Navy) and Lieutenant General Marcelo Damasceno (Aeronautics) participated in the event.
The director general of PF, Andrei Rodrigues, is also a member of the group.
On Monday, after meeting with the Rio authorities, Dino announced that the Government should formalize the creation of a working group, with the help of the PF and Rio Civil Police, among other bodies, to extinguish the militia and marketing.
On the other hand, the Armed Forces will strengthen ports, airports and borders to try to operate a “logistical asphyxiation” of criminal organizations.
For weeks, the Government discussed actions to help states facing crises in the area of security. The situation in Rio, for example, worsened.
As a reaction to the death of the militia Matheus da Silva Rezende, known as Faustão, criminals burned 35 buses and trains on October 23 in the Western Zone of the state of Rio de Janeiro.
Because of the events, the governor of Rio, Cláudio Castro, requested federal support in the fight against militias and organized crime in the territorial division.