Police to Occupy Zona Norte Favelas: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Police forces have launched a number of operations in various favela communities in recent days in preparation for the occupation the Jacarezinho and Manguinhos favelas in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone), which is expected to take place on Sunday (October 14th). Military police (PMs) and Bope tactical squads have targeted arms and drugs traffickers in the run-up to the operation, seizing weapons and ammunition.

Rio’s marines might also be called in to help with the operation, reports say. Police have been carrying out Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?