RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro State Police have pulled 451 rifles out of circulation since the beginning of the year and seized 2,735 pistols and 2,049 revolvers.

Through its profile on Twitter, the department classified the mark as historic and demonstrative of its "commitment and dedication in the fight against crime".

According to the Undersecretariat of Intelligence of the State Police, which conducted a survey on the source of the 451 rifles seized in operations to fight criminal organizations, 94 percent of these weapons were manufactured abroad, while the other six percent are of domestic . . .

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