One Third of Amazonas Highway Patrol Arrested for Corruption in Brazil

On Monday, June 27, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva met with the minister of Justice, Márcio Thomaz Bastos, and the minister General Controller of the Union, Waldir Pires and presented with a report on what is being done to combat corruption in the country.

According to Bastos, corruption combat is a continuous process in the Lula administration that did not begin with charges of corruption in the Post Office.


He cited the 2003 ruling on mandatory reporting of all bank withdrawals of more than US$ 41,900 (R$ 100,000) to the Financial Activities Control Council (Coaf).


He also pointed out that the Federal Police are running at least three investigations into the recent charges of corruption.


One of the investigations is in Rio de Janeiro at the state-run reinsurance company (IRB), another is in Brasí­lia at the Post Office, and a third is concentrated in Minas Gerais looking into accusations involving the adman, Marcos Valério de Souza.


Bastos said that in all three cases the police were moving ahead cautiously and calmly, so no mistakes would be made.


Arrested for Corruption


The chief of Policing and Inspection of the Federal Highway Patrol (PRF) in the state of Amazonas, Jones Andrade de Menezes, has been fired.


He is considered the leader of a corruption scheme consisting of kickbacks and bribes in the cargo transportation sector. Another 17 highway patrolmen have been arrested. That works out to about one-third of the highway patrolmen in Amazonas.


A number of arrests were also made at area transportation companies where adulterated vehicles and license plates were found. Police say the gang transported illegal lumber and was involved with stolen vehicles.


ABr – www.radiobras.gov.br

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil-Venezuela Joint Venture Will Generate 10,000 Jobs in Brazil

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva gave assurances today to the governor of ...

Gene Bank in Brazil Reaches 500 Species and Becomes World’s 7th Largest

A Brazilian gene bank of plant seeds has become the world’s seventh largest, behind ...

Putin Talks About Space Exploration with Brazil

The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, poured praise on the Brazilian government as he ...

Brazilian Boeing 737 that crashed in the Amazon jungle

How Brazil With Media Help Kept the Lies Alive After Boeing’s Tragedy

With each passing day, new evidence: the government, through the Defense minister, deceived the ...

Brazil’s New Middle Class Hasn’t Shrunk the Inequality Gap

The past two decades have witnessed a series of political and economic rollercoaster rides ...

Bye Bye, Brazil

Brazilians have a great custom which is an instant ice breaker. They kiss everybody ...

Brazil: 3 Days of Advancing Stocks Plus 0.75 Reduction in Interest Rates

Latin American stocks were mixed to higher, with Brazilian shares gaining on benign local ...

Brazilian Food: A World Beyond Churrasco

When folks think of Brazilian food, most probably they picture slabs of beef, chicken ...

Guide: All the Rio Carnaval You Can Play in Brazil

Most people when they think of Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro think of the ...

Brazilian born Francileudo plays for Tunisia national team

A Brazilian City Will be Rooting for Tunisia at World Cup

In a remote corner of the Brazilian Northeast, 51,000 people are not only going ...