Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: CPI Requests Information on Police Trafficking Investigations

Posted on July 9, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Human Smuggling, Police/Military Activity, Politics

On July 9, 2013 SINFAZERJ Noticias reported that the Parliamentary Committee of Investigation (CPI), of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj), has requested the Civil Police in Rio de Janeiro to provide information about ongoing trafficking investigations. CPI Delegate Paulo Ramos stated that, “It was a surprise to learn that the Federal Police has no investigations concerning international trafficking of children. It is possible that the Civil Police has a number of cases to explain what we see as the disappearance of children in Rio de Janeiro.”

Ramos also stressed that human trafficking should be included as a criminal act in the penal code. According to CPI Delegate Erick Blatt, the current penal code considers sex trafficking a crime, but not in the case of labor trafficking. Read Article

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