Today, during a visit to the Centre for International Police Cooperation (CCPI) in Brasília, Brazilian Minister of Justice José Eduardo Cardozo announced a new measure to further strengthen Brazil’s international cooperation initiatives in public safety, both for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and beyond the tournament.
The Brazilian Federal Police will cross-reference the names of potential travelers with information available on the I-24/7 global police communications system, which can identify legal restrictions on foreigners before they depart from their country of origin.
The system can verify whether a passenger is included in the Interpol database and generates an alert when there is a positive match. The alert is then sent to federal officers working at the CCPI, who can preemptively consult with the country of origin or the native country of the international traveler. This can be done by a Brazilian police officer or by the foreign police staff working at the CCPI.
Minister Cardozo pointed out that the ability to cross-reference information will allow for the early detection and identification of passengers who may pose threats to Brazil. “Before today, only the United States had this capability. This will serve as a powerful crime-fighting tool in the country," the Minister explained.