In practice, the decree gives the Armed Forces police power within the perimeter of ports and airports. “The Armed Forces can do everything, [todas as] policing activities”, explained Flávio Dino, Minister of Justice and Public Security.
The difference between the decision chosen by the government and not the “traditional” GLO, discarded by Lula, is that the areas chosen — ports and airports — are already federal, explained Dino. “The president, when he spoke about GLO [negando], referred to neighborhoods, streets, etc. This is not happening now. This is the best path for integrated action between the Federal Police and the Armed Forces”, he explained.
The announced number of troops is 3,700: 2,000 from the Navy, 1,100 from the Army and 600 from the Aeronautics.
We are not going to replace state police, because the Constitution establishes security in the state. What we are going to do is support the state police.
Flávio Dino, Minister of Justice and Public Security
Under normal conditions, if the Navy detects a package or drug in a container, it cannot intervene, it has to hand it over to the Federal Police. With GLO, we will be able to intervene. The same thing at the airport, the Air Force couldn’t open the luggage, [agora,] we can help the PF.
José Múcio, Minister of Defense
The Chief Minister of the Civil House, Rui Costa, also stated that the government is preparing an investment plan in security technology “with much urgency”. “Everything that is cutting edge will be used,” she declared.