Brazilian Authorities Get in Sync

By Dialogo
October 01, 2010



Federal and local officials will now have access to nationwide crime
statistics, allowing Brazilian authorities to focus counternarcotics efforts.
Coordinated by the Federal Police and the Brazilian National Secretariat of Public
Security, the pilot project gathers details on drug seizures, including where the
seizures take place, the suspects’ demographics and the amount confiscated.
Additionally, the National Database on Drug Seizures and Related Properties contains
data on all property — including vehicles, weapons, real estate, vessels and
aircrafts — seized during counternarcotics raids by local and federal
officials.
Demographic information will be analyzed to provide government agencies with
data on illicit activity trends. Similarly, data gathered about the locations of the
drug seizures will be reviewed to address drug issues in partnership with
neighboring nations.
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