Brazil’s Army Launch Second Phase of Action in Rio Favelas

In Rio de Janeiro, 3,600 troops participated in an operation to combat highjacking and drug trafficking this morning.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Security forces in Rio de Janeiro, along with Brazilian Army and Navy troops, have been conducting a major offensive against organized crime in four favela communities since dawn today (August 5th), as part of the second phase of the National Security Plan in the state.

Altogether, 3,600 troops participated in the operation to combat highjacking and drug trafficking this morning, including officers and soldiers from the Federal Police, the Federal Highway Police and the National Security Force.

Government news sources report operations are concentrated in the Complexo do Lins and . . .

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