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By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Thursday, September 18th, Rio Civil Police apprehended 26 members of an alleged drug gang said to be responsible for vandalism of several buses and the death of six Military Police officers including, the Captain of the Nova Brasília Pacifying Police Unit (UPP), Uanderson Manoel da Silva.

Captain Silva died on September 11th in a Rio hospital after succumbing to wounds incurred during a shootout between police and suspects . . .

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