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By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This morning, Tuesday, October 31st, Rio's Civil Police announced a large patrol operation of the Tabajaras favela community, in Copacabana. According to authorities, the action was in response to the latest robberies in the neighborhood, both of residences and commercial venues.

Having started around 5AM, the operation engaged 120 Civil Police agents from 25 different teams. Rio's Capital General Police Department and the Coordination for Special Resources (CORE) were leading the operation.

Besides searching for the robbery suspects, the troop also aimed to arrest the drug dealers who supplied . . .

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