PCC Gang Members’ Mass Escapes Alarm Authorities in Brasília

'Marcola', the faction's historical leader, is in a penitentiary in the federal capital, and agents say they fear incidents, as part of a drug trafficking war in Brazil's North and Northeast, after the bold action in Paraguay.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Security authorities in the Federal District have been alarmed since the recent mass flight of detainees linked to Brazil's largest and most organized criminal faction, the 'Primeiro Comando da Capital' ("First Command of the Capital" - PCC).

Over the weekend, an estimated 75 inmates managed to escape from the Paraguayan city of Pedro Juan Caballero, which borders Brazil. One day later, in Rio Branco, Acre, another 26 also . . .

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