Brazil Sends Troops to Halt Criminal Gang Violence in Fortaleza

The attacks in Ceará State, including burning of vehicles, public buildings and banking establishments, were ordered by the heads of organized crime groups.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ceará state transfers twenty leaders of organized crime jailed in the state to federal prisons to try to curb the wave of violence that has gripped the state since Thursday (January 3rd). According to the state’s governor with the help of federal forces, the attacks will subside.

"By my determination, all the security forces of Ceará are on permanent duty to stop these actions, arrest the bandits and protect our population," said Ceara’s governor.

Since Thursday, the state has faced a wave attacks with the burning of vehicles . . .

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