Government of Amazonas formalizes request for performance of the armed forces in prisons

The measure is among the accession commitments to the National Public Security Plan signed at the meeting with President Michel Temer, in Brasilia.
19/01/2017 14h02 - Updated 19/01/2017 15h49
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The governor of Amazonas, Jose Melo, It formalized the request for the performance of the armed forces in the state prison system. The measure is among the accession commitments to the National Public Security Plan signed at the meeting with President Michel Temer, in Brasilia, this Wednesday, 18 from January, when the governor defended the use of the Armed Forces in protecting the borders to face drug trafficking.

It will not be the first time that the Army will participate magazine shares in state prison units. The first time was in 2015, when the Public Security Bureau and the army made a sweep of the Penitentiary Anísio Jobim (Compaj). The last action took place on 10 from January.

This Thursday, 19 from January, the Amazon Military Command (CMA) presented the equipment that will be used in scans of prisons in the Amazon. mine detectors used in war situation will be used in actions, which will be coordinated by 2 Grouping Engineering.

The fine comb in the prisons of Manaus will be done with the device developed in World War II, used in military operations in various parts of the world. The model is Australian and is capable of finding buried weapons, hidden under water and even ice.

"It can be used in an urban or rural area to detect metal. That there was born of a need our, from a World War II, to find landmines. When you do this type of service, all mina, apart explosively, It has a metallic component. You need this equipment to find any type of metal to more mass than have a mine ", said Colonel Eduardo Gomes Moura, chief of staff of the 2nd cluster of engineering CMA.

The CMA is still awaiting the guidelines of the Ministry of Defence for action in prisons across the country. No Amazon, operations should be carried out in partnership with the Military Police. "We already have a basic work experience, but with guidance from the Command area of ​​Military and Army. This should be improved. Teams should be formed to carry out this service in Brazil ", said Colonel.


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