Brazil: Phone Tips Result in 40,000 Arrests

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2012 Since 2003, Brazilian military police have received more than 230,000 calls to their hotline in the state of Paraná, along the border with Argentina and Paraguay. The calls from citizens have led to the seizure of 8,000 kilos of cocaine and 10,000 crack rocks. Due to the program’s success, the federal government turned the state hotline into a national hotline with the states of Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro being the first to adopt the program. “Our objective is to integrate all the Brazilian states and to create a national database,” said Lieutenant Edivan Fragoso, coordinator of the military police narcotrafficking hotline. Source: www.infosurhoy.comlast_img

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