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Drug Trafficking Main Reason for Arrests in São Paulo

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Last year, 41,687 people were caught in the act of trafficking, representing 33 percent, or one third, of all 123,765 arrests of this nature accounted for in the São Paulo municipalities, considering all criminal denominations.

According to data provided by Governor João Doria's (PSDB) administration, the state recorded an average of one arrest for drug trafficking every 10 minutes in 2018.

This equals 142 arrests a day. These figures also consider the two types of arrest: in flagrante delicto and by warrant.

The proportion of arrests . . .

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