Police Arrest 28 After Riot Follows Rio’s Carnaval-Opening Event

There were 85 occurrences of crimes during the event.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The opening of Carnival 2020 in Rio de Janeiro ended with records of 28 arrests in the act for drug trafficking, theft and assault crimes.

The numbers were released on Monday, January 13th, by the State Civil Police Secretariat (SEPOL), based on reports by the police precincts (5th DP, 12th DP, 19th DP, and DEAT) involved in the event's security scheme.

The Civil Police also reported that an arrest . . .

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