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Rocinha Operation Sees 33 Arrested: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thirty-three people have reportedly been arrested in the neighborhood of Rocinha, Rio,s largest favela community, during a two-day police operation entitled Operação Paz Armada (Operation Armed Peace).

The goal of the operation was to execute fifty-eight outstanding arrest warrants that had been issued by the 35th Criminal Court for drug traffickers who had remained in Rocinha after the installation of that Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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