Police warn of infighting over succession to Brazil’s most powerful militia

According to the MP-RJ and the Civil Police, a group of criminals led by Danilo Dias Lima, known as Tandera, is trying to take control of the militia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The death of Wellington da Silva Braga, aka Ecko, pointed out as the head of the largest militia in the country and the target of a Civil Police operation, has generated a dispute over control of the paramilitary group.

Sources connected to the MP-RJ (Rio de Janeiro Prosecutor's Office) and the Civil Police disclose that a rival group with over one hundred men armed with rifles surrounded the west zone of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday, June 13, the day after the militiaman's death.

Audios recordings, also forwarded to the authorities, show the . . .

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