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By Sam Cowie, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – R$3.9 million, suspected from Brazil’s numbers game, the ‘Jogo do Bicho’ (Animal Game), was seized on Tuesday morning from a luxury home in Barra da Tijuca, in Rio’s Zona Oeste (West Zone). Police entered the property at 6AM hoping to find Helio de Oliveira, a suspected racketeer and also president of The Rio Grande Samba School in Duque de Caxias.

His lawyer, Gaspar Pegado Batista Júnior, was arrested at the scene for suspicion of destroying evidence as well as his uncle, Adilson Coutinho de Oliveira, the . . .

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