RIO DE JANEIRO: The Brazilian Federal Police, in cooperation with Argentine police authorities, detained two barra bravas at Mineirão Stadium in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.

The two have received official notification and have a maximum of 72 hours to leave Brazil. The entire operation was developed under international cooperation between the Brazilian Federal Police and police authorities from other countries with national teams playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.

The Center for International Cooperation of the Brazilian Federal Police is currently hosting 200 professionals from the 31 other countries with national teams playing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and five guest nations, as well as members from the UN, INTERPOL and AMERIPOL.

Each participating delegation is operating in Brazil with an average of seven members, four of which travel alongside their respective national teams and work in uniform in the stadiums in which their national team plays. These foreign field officers are familiar with their team’s fans and can assist with strategic prompt intervention actions. They operate unarmed, however, and rely on Brazilian public safety authorities for assistance.

The three other members of each delegation work at the Cooperation Center in Brasilia. They assist Brazilian authorities by sharing access to relevant databases and by conducting remote surveillance of all stadiums and national team movement through cameras that feed footage directly to a video wall installed at the Center. Members from all international delegations work in the same physical space, allowing a constant exchange of information.

Source: Brazilian Federal Police

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