Armed forces inspect river traffic on the border between Brazil and French Guiana Noticias

The captain of the ports of Amap, the agency representing the captain of the ports of Amap in the city of Oiapoque, the Guanabara Patrolman and a P-95 Bandeirante patrol aircraft belonging to the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) stepped up inspection activities of river traffic in the state of Amap last year February. During the operation, 46 seizures, 108 reports and 527 boardings were made on various ships.

The aim was to prevent and suppress criminal activity and to combat illegal and environmental crimes in the communities of Macap, Santana, Mazago and Oiapoque (Amap). In an educational manner, the military provided commanders, crew members and passengers of civilian ships with instructions on issues related to the safety of human life, pollution prevention and the safety of shipping, underscoring the importance of not traveling on irregular ships. that endanger the safety of passengers. In addition, folders containing information on how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic were distributed. The actions were carried out together with representatives of the Brazilian Institute for Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), the state Amap Agency for Agricultural Defense and Inspection, the Brazilian Intelligence Service and the Amap Military Police to once again demonstrate the effectiveness of the cooperation operations.

In particular, on February 21, the Joint Northern Command (CCjN), consisting of the Northern Military Command of the Brazilian Army, the 4th Marine District of the Brazilian Navy and the 9th Wing of the Brazilian Air Force, seized two ships in the Oiapoque River Canal on the border between Brazil and French Guiana, where legal and illegal movement of people is common.

Army Amap Border Command / Jungle Infantry Battalion 34 members who took part in the action fined the boats for excess passengers and the absolute lack of documentation from the driver. The 17 civilian crew members who were on the irregular ships were handed over to the relevant public safety authorities. The activities of the CCjN at the border are carried out in coordination with the armed forces stationed in French Guiana, the French police, the federal police, the civil police of the state of Amap and agents of the national security forces. (Javier Bonilla)

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