Rio’s Governor Joins Police on Operation From the Air

In videos shared via his social media, Governor Wilson Witzel said that he was flying with the police over “the most dangerous areas in Angra dos Reis”.

By C.H. Gardiner

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A helicopter ride from Rio de Janeiro to the resort town of Angra dos Reis used to be typical for rich and famous Cariocas escaping the city to beachfront villas.

But this Saturday, Rio's Governor Wilson Witzel flew the same route in the Civil Police's armored helicopter to participate in what authorities said was a reconnaissance mission targeting drug gangs that dominate the area.

Via social media, Witzel said that this was the start of a new operation aimed at eliminating organized crime in Angra. In the video, he can . . .

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