By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The new Secretary of Public Security of Rio de Janeiro, Roberto Sá, announced on Monday, January 9th, that the state is creating a specialized police force to combat the trafficking of guns in the state. The unit will be called the Arms, Ammunition and Explosives (Disarmament) Unit.

"We are in a state that has seized at least twenty firearms a day for fifteen years. This is not trivial. Unfortunately, we have a very violent and heavily armed society," said the secretary.

According to Rio’s Police Chief, Carlos Leba, the . . .

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