One of Brazil’s Top Crime Bosses Absconds after Controversial Judicial Ruling

Macedo is a senior member of the São Paulo-based First Command of the Capital (PCC) gang, which holds power in jails across Brazil and Paraguay and smuggles tons of cocaine into Europe.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of Brazil's biggest crime bosses has gone on the run after being freed from prison the previous day. André Oliveira Macedo, also known as André do Rap, was released from a high-security prison on Saturday, October 10th; however, the decision releasing him was reversed too late. He has been missing since.

Macedo is known as a senior member of the São Paulo-based First Command of the . . .

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