The Minister of Justice and Public Security, Flávio Dino, has traveled to Rio Grande do Norte to monitor the actions of the National Force in the fight against the recent surge of criminal attacks in the state.
The attacks, which have been carried out against the population, public buildings, companies, and vehicles, have totaled 252 since last Tuesday (14), according to data released by the Secretariat of Public Security and Social Defense of the RN.
The federal government has already deployed more than 600 agents from the National Force and federal forces to support state police troops.
Flávio Dino had a meeting with the security team of Rio Grande do Norte on March 19, and will give a press conference on March 20 at 10:30 am at the headquarters of the Public Security and Social Defense Secretariat.
Governor Fátima Bezerra has done a great job in dealing with this crisis, and the federal government is providing full support to restore peace and protect democracy in Rio Grande do Norte.
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced Flávio Dino’s departure for March 20 through social networks, but the minister’s advisory confirmed that he traveled to RN on March 19 to monitor the situation.
Since last Tuesday (14), when the first records of violence were reported, 116 suspects have been arrested, including 18 arrested in Operation Normandy, launched by the Civil Police and the Federal Police on March 17.
The RN Public Security and Social Defense Secretariat balance also registers 34 firearms seized, in addition to four fake ones, 98 explosive devices, and 23 gallons of gasoline. Furthermore, 12 motorcycles, two cars, money, drugs, ammunition, and stolen goods have been recovered.
The federal government and the state government are working together to combat these criminal attacks, and the deployment of the National Force is a crucial step in restoring peace and security to Rio Grande do Norte.
The situation is being closely monitored, and the authorities are committed to taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of the people.