RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, September 5th, the Federal Police launched Operation Chacal against a criminal organization responsible for the forgery of documents and the promotion of illegal immigration of foreigners to Brazil and the United States. A search and seizure warrant and two pre-trial detention orders were served in Epitaciolândia (AC), 230 kilometers from Rio Branco.
The group was active in smuggling people through the municipality of Assis Brasil (Acre), a town on the country's border with Peru and Bolivia. According to the investigators, the gang was being monitored by US authorities for promoting the . . .