Rio’s Most Wanted Fugitive, Rogerio 157, Captured

The fugitive was responsible for the eruption of violence in the favela community of Rocinha in September, which led state officials to ask for federal help.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted fugitive, Rogerio Avelino de Souza, dubbed Rogerio 157, was arrested Wednesday morning in the city’s Northern area. In September the drug trafficker started an all-out-war for control of one of Brazil’s most famous favela-communities, Rocinha.

"He was hiding in a house about 300 meters from the prison where (ex-governor) Cabral is. He was in modest house with two security guards when the police arrived,” one of the police officers responsible for the arrest told G1 news . . .

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