Brazil Authorizes National Forces in Three States for 180 Days

The federal Ministry of Justice and Public Security authorized action of the National Force in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal Ministry of Justice and Public Security authorized yesterday (February 20th) the activation of the National Force in the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Rio Grande do Norte and Sergipe, as part of the National Public Security Plan.

The agents will be deployed in the states for 180 days, although this period can be extended, in actions of direct policing, judicial policing, and forensic expertise, according to the Diário Oficial da União (Official Gazette of the Union).

The government detailed that the cities of Aracaju (SE), Natal . . .

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