Brazil starts operating for border security shield 2014 World

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Agate is the greatest mobilization by the State in combating illicit north to south (Photo: File)

The Brazilian government launched a military operation Saturday at the borders, in order to ensure the safety of the World Cup organizing, which starts in 33 days exact.
The so-called “Agate 8″, with the participation of 30 thousand troops of the Brazilian armed forces, is a special operation that annually takes place in the 16 thousand 886 kilometers of borders with 10 other countries in south america, and was included within the security plans for the famous sporting event, the Ministry of Defence in a statement.
Agate is usually “the greatest mobilization by the Brazilian government to combat illegal north to south, between Oiapoque (the northernmost municipality in Brazil) and Chui (the southernmost),” the statement said.
The deployment of this year aims to combat drug trafficking, smuggling, arms trafficking, environmental violations, vehicle smuggling, illegal immigration and mining in protected areas.
However, given the commitments made by the country to host the Games, which will be played in 12 cities in different regions of the country, the government decided that the eighth edition of Agate is extended to all land borders and not only part .Military deployment
The operation includes the participation of the Army, Navy and Air Force, and agents of the regional police, highway police, the federal police and other state agencies such as Customs and the Brazilian Institute of the Environment.
It is coordinated by eight centers of command near borders as Manaus and Belem in the Amazon, West and Campo Grande, in the west of the country towns, and Porto Alegre, in the south.
The Army mobilized battalions Jungle Infantry, and Mechanized Infantry Frontera and Engineering Units, Cavalry, Logistics, Aviation, Communication and Electronic Warfare.
The Navy, meanwhile, deployed patrol vessels and river vessels of hospital care, and UH-12 helicopters, boats and rafts.
Overall, participate 150 thousand members of the various police forces and the military, as well as 20,000 private security agents that will safeguard the safety inside stadiums.