Commissioner Cristiano Eloi

  • Head of the Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants Unit
  • Federal Police, Brazil

Commissioner Cristiano Eloi is the head of the Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants Unit of the Brazilian Federal Police, where he coordinates the fight against these hideous offences at a challenging environment involving dozens of international airports, ports and more than 16.000 km of land border. In his endeavour he works closely with government authorities, NGOs and foreign organizations such as INTERPOL, EUROPOL and OIM. Parallel to his policy development duties, his current project is the opening of specialised bases in strategic locations.
Cristiano previously worked in the Coordination of Investigations in the Higher Courts, managed the International Police Cooperation Centre during the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games 2016 and was the liaison officer responsible for the security of the Russian National Football Team during the FIFA World Cup 2014.
He has extensive experience regarding the investigation of transborder crimes at the Brazilian border with Paraguay and Argentina, having presided inquiries coping federal offences including human, drug and firearm trafficking, smuggling and financial crimes.
Cristiano started his career in law enforcement in 2003 as a Brazilian Federal Police Agent, being an aerotactical operator and later joining the dignitary close protection team, where he worked in the visit to Brazil of the President of the United States George W. Bush and the Pope Benedict XVI.
He holds a law degree and is an instructor, tutor and researcher at the Brazilian National Police Academy.


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