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Police Operations in Lapa Deemed a Success in 2014

By Kate Rintoul, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to authorities Operação Lapa Presente (Operation Today’s Lapa) has been highly successful in terms of arrests. An official statement from the local government reports a total of 120 fugitives have been arrested in the six months till now.

This includes six who were wanted to face charges of murder, 51 for robbery, 25 for theft and 38 for drug trafficking and other crimes. Police have also made fifteen arrests of those found to be in possession of weapons, with eight of them carrying firearms.

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