Goiás Prison Riot Mastermind was Arrested in Rio State

Stephan de Souza Vieira, believed to have ordered the riot which left nine dead and fourteen injured was arrested in Cabo Frio on Sunday.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police in Rio de Janeiro state announced they have arrested the man said to have ordered the prison rebellions in the state of Goiás at the beginning of the year. The riots resulted in nine deaths, dozens injured and hundreds escapees.

Stephan de Souza Vieira, known as BH, was arrested in a luxury apartment in Cabo Frio, in the state of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday afternoon. Vieira escaped from the Aparecida de Goiania prison complex in November of 2017 but continued to act as one of the leaders . . .

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