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Brazilian Troops, Police Launch Major Operation in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian soldiers and police launched a new operation on Tuesday against organized crime and drug trafficking, arresting six suspects days after the federal government gave the military responsibility for law enforcement and public safety in Rio de Janeiro state.

“This is the largest operation launched jointly by the Armed Forces and the police since the start of operations in July of last year,” Col. Roberto Itamar, spokesman for the Eastern Military Command (CML), told TV Globo. “In spatial terms, this operation extends from inner Rio up to the borders of the state, with three occupation lines.”

Near the Kelson’s “favela,” or shantytown, lies the navy’s largest training facility, where security was reinforced after military personnel received threats.

The state government said the operation had been organized before President Michel Temer signed an executive order last week authorizing a federal law enforcement role in Rio through the end of 2018.

The order was approved early Tuesday by the lower house of Congress and is expected to pass the Senate.

The armed forces have been conducting operations in Rio since mid-2017, when the federal government sent a 10,000-strong contingent to bolster security in the state; however, this did not lead to a drop in violence.

The federal intervention is meant to end the wave of drug-related violence that has plagued Rio for the past several months and caused 6,731 violent deaths last year, claiming the lives of more than 100 police officers and a dozen children killed by stray bullets.

 

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