Brazil’s Armed Forces Make 24 Arrests in Rio Operation

More than 3,400 military personnel were at hand at Lins de Vasconcelos favela complex, arresting dozens and confiscating weapons and drugs.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In one of the largest operations since the beginning of the military intervention in Rio de Janeiro’s public security, Brazil’s Armed Forces arrested twenty-four people and confiscated a large volume of drugs, weapons and ammunition from the Lins de Vasconcelos favela community complex on Tuesday. In all 3,400 military personnel took part in the operation.

Morning commuters leaving the neighborhoods of Jacarepaguá, Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes were caught in huge traffic jams trying to get to work, due to the closing of one . . .

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