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Rio police hail arrest of drug kingpin in 3,000-strong favela operation

Rogério da Silva was wanted for homicide, extortion and drug trafficking in Brazil’s biggest favela and blamed for gang warfareSecurity forces in Rio de Janeiro have arrested a drug kingpin blamed for a war between rival gangs in Brazil’s biggest favela.Rogério da Silva, 36, also known as Rogério 157, was seized Wednesday morning in an operation involving 3,000 Brazilian military and police. He was wanted for homicide, extortion and drug trafficking, and a $15,000 reward had been offered for his arrest. Continue reading......

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Published By: theguardian.com - Wednesday, 6 December