By Esmee Verbeek, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since Wednesday, over 400 police officers moved into favelas in the center of Niterói and Maricá to find the drug traffickers, who, according to the residents, arrived after being recently driven out of Rio. As of Friday (March 9th) afternoon, seventeen people have been arrested and operations are set to continue with another 100 police officers expected to arrive.
Besides drug dealing, the traffickers are accused of stealing cars, and possession . . .