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Paraguay Deports Brazilian Crime Boss After Unsuccessful Break-out

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Paraguay is deporting an influential Brazilian drug dealer back to his home country after suspected members of the crime syndicate he heads unsuccessfully tried to free him from jail.

Suspected members of the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) syndicate had tried to free their imprisoned leader, Giovanni Barbosa da Silva, from police custody in Paraguay, but were thwarted by police officers.

“Following the attack on the police station and attempt by the PCC to free their leader … I have ordered the immediate expulsion of the Brazilian citizen,” said President Mario Abdo Benitez on Sunday, January 10th . . .

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