Rio Police Accused of Corruption After Photos of Drug Traffickers in Armored Vehicle

Investigators alleged that high ranking members of the Ninth Police Battalion would take bribes from traffickers to provide early warning about operations and police actions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Nine police from Rio de Janeiro have been charged with providing support to drug traffickers following the discovery of photos of traffickers in armored vehicles belonging to the police.

Investigators accused the police of accepting bribes from drug traffickers and in exchange warning them when operations were to take place in the favela the traffickers controlled.
The case first came to the attention of authorities in 2014 when photos were discovered in which drug traffickers posed in and around armored vehicles used by the Ninth Police Battalion.

The details were passed on to an internal affairs . . .

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