Brazilian Armed Forces Surround Rio’s São Gonçalo Neighborhood

More than 3,500 troops are securing the area so that federal police can search for drugs and weapons.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – More than 3,500 men from the Brazilian Armed Forces participated in a mega-operation in the favela communities of São Gonçalo, municipality just outside Niteroi, in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region on Tuesday morning.

The forces positioned themselves in strategic points around communities, while federal police search for criminals, drugs and weapons within the favelas. Some streets in São Gon . . .

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