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By Michael Smith, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Last Tuesday authorities finally caught up with the Macaé drug trafficker Roger Rios Mosqueira, better known as Roupinol, who was killed in a battle with police in the favela Morro São Carlos, in Rio's Zona Norte. The notorious gangster, considered by authorities to be ultimately responsible for manufacturing and distributing the majority of cocaine in the Rio state region, had been under investigation for more than five years.

32-year-old Mosqueira's rise to the upper echelons of Rio's drug trade was as dramatic and swift as his . . .

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