BOPE Combs Rocinha Favela for Weapons, Drugs: Daily

By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Batalhão de Operações Especiais (BOPE) officers seized a trove of weapons, drugs and fake police uniforms in Rocinha Monday, following the Brazilian military and police force occupation of the favela Sunday.  The takeover has allowed authorities to comb areas that previously went largely unchecked due to the inherent risks.

Two rocket launchers, two rocket-propelled grenades, a shotgun with 3,000 rounds, and 24 kilos of . . .

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