By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A large-scale operation named Operação Guilhotina (Operation Guillotine), conducted last week by Brazil’s Polícia Federal (Federal Police), the country’s federal investigation bureau, has so far led to the arrests of 38 people in Rio de Janeiro due to their involvement with criminal gangs and activities.

Thirty of the arrested are police officers, and eight are civilians, while seven of the 45 arrest warrants issued remain outstanding. 580 agents have been mobilized for the operation that began on February 11th, and raided several police . . .

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