Digital Intelligence is Helping Brazil’s Federal Police Seize Millions in Assets to Bring Down Drug-Smuggling Kingpins - Cellebrite
NOW AVAILABLE: Cellebrite Premium packaged to fit varying agency needs. Learn more
Digital Intelligence is Helping Brazil’s Federal Police Seize Millions in Assets to Bring Down Drug-Smuggling Kingpins
Case Study

Digital Intelligence is Helping Brazil’s Federal Police Seize Millions in Assets to Bring Down Drug-Smuggling Kingpins

Operation Enterprise started with a seizure of 776 kgs. of cocaine en route to Antwerp, Belgium.

Working with teams from nine different countries, Commissioner Elvis Secco, from the Federal Police of Brazil, used Cellebrite Digital Intelligence solutions, to identify the key players, bank accounts, and assets they owned. This resulted in Secco and his team breaking down the entire organization and seizing assets worth $400 million including 50 tons of cocaine.

Key Challenges:

  • Change the way the Federal Police conducted investigations into large drug-smuggling syndicates by tracing illicit money laundering transactions to those at the top.
  • Arm investigators with the right digital technology solutions to extract, manage, and analyze data gathered from cell phones and other digital sources.
  • Work in concert with law enforcement teams from other countries to seize assets and crime syndicate leaders outside of Brazil’s borders.

Digital Intelligence Solutions Used:

  • Cellebrite UFED
  • Cellebrite UFED Cloud
  • Cellebrite Pathfinder