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Anti-trafficking task force starts operating in 10 days in RJ, sources say

The task force of the Ministry of Justice and the government of Rio de Janeiro against money laundering from drug trafficking will start working in 10 days, according to sources close to the preparations.

Minister Flávio Dino’s interlocutors attribute the attacks he has been suffering to the beginning of the actions.

Called Cifra, the committee brings together the Civil Police of Rio de Janeiro, state intelligence agencies, Coaf, the Federal Revenue Service, the Federal Police, among others.

Sources explain that the only thing missing is the furniture to start the activities in their own building and that the teams have already been chosen.

The work promises to break the “backbone” of drug trafficking by interrupting money laundering. “Nobody transports money in suitcases anymore, it’s all done through business in the hands of drug traffickers and the militia,” says a source.

The work will begin with Coaf and the Federal Revenue Service, which will monitor all businesses in suspicious regions and identify cases of few employees, high turnover and cash transactions. From then on, the work of the police begins to go after the criminals.

Some areas of activity have already been identified as “preferred” by criminals: beverage and ice distributors, alternative transport, gas sales and distribution, food sales, civil construction, broadband and cable TV.

Source: CNN Brasil

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