Brazil’s Armed Forces Participate in Operation in Rio’s Favelas

Today the military is based at strategic points surrounding the favela of Jacarezinho, while civilian, military and federal police officers search for and execute arrest warrants within the communities.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Armed Forces are participating today (January 18th) in a joint operation with the federal and state police around the favela community of Jacarezinho, in the Zona Norte (North Zone) of Rio de Janeiro.

Operations are also being carried out in the favelas of Manguinhos, Mandela and Arará, neighboring to Jacarezinho. The infamous stronghold for drug traffickers has been the target of multiple security operations of late.

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