By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalions) assisted by Navy tanks, military police (PMs) and civil police and Federal Highway Police aircraft successfully occupied the Zona Norte (North Zone) favelas of Jacarezinho and Manguinhos in the early hours of Sunday, October 14th, 2012.
The night leading up to the 5AM occupation was reportedly quiet with operations completed within 20 minutes, according to a report by the authorities.
Fireworks were launched in Manguinhos but no confrontations were reported . . .