June 30, 2022

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A police operation in Favela, Rio de Janeiro, has killed at least 11 people: they were searching for Commando Vermelho’s leaders.

At least 11 people have been killed in a police operation in Favela, north of Rio de Janeiro (Reproduction / TV Globo)

At least 11 people have been killed in a shooting at a police station in Favela, north of Rio de Janeiro, on Tuesday.According to the military police.

Victims include Ten suspected members of a crime group and a woman from the Vila Cruciro areaAccording to the first information released by the corporation. The woman was identified as Gabriel Ferreira da Cunha, 41..

As the media has reported G1, Two more were injured and taken to the hospital by Catulio VargasIn Benha.

Many cars and motorcycles used by criminals (Photo: Rio de Janeiro Military Police)
Many cars and motorcycles used by criminals (Photo: Rio de Janeiro Military Police)

The purpose of the police raid was to arrest the leaders of a criminal group called Commando VermelhoOne of the country’s main criminal units, they were hiding in the Benha Fawala complex.

Among the victims were ten suspects from a criminal gang and a woman from the region (Reproduction / TV Globo)
Among the victims were ten suspects from a criminal gang and a woman from the region (Reproduction / TV Globo)

Residents said they heard gunshots around 4:00 p.m.

Police say he was shot by a group of alleged criminals who fled into the woods in the upper part of Fawalas, where the shooting continued..

According to the first existence, Police seized nine rifles, four handguns and grenades.

Weapons seized by police (photo: Rio de Janeiro military police)
Weapons seized by police (photo: Rio de Janeiro military police)

For its part, the municipal education secretary pointed out 11 schools in the area have been closed This Tuesday they will be giving classes at a distance.

Surgery began at Vila Cruciro at four in the morning. Lots of shooting, but lots of shooting. The police came here with several cars”, A neighbor told the portal G1; When he was a lieutenant colonel Evan PlusSaid a military police spokesman Its purpose is to find criminals from other states hiding in Vila Cruzero.

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The shooting comes on Tuesday, a year after 28 people were killed in what is believed to be the deadliest Jacarezinho Favela in Rio de Janeiro..

An Army Police Helicopter in Full Operation (Reproduction / TV Globo)
An Army Police Helicopter in Full Operation (Reproduction / TV Globo)

Fear persists in Jacarezinho

One year after the worst police operation in Rio de Janeiro, Jacarezinho’s Favela still lives in fearWithin the framework of occupation by the regulatory forces to “recapture the territory”.

Project launched by Rio State Government last January “Integrated city”(“ Integrated City ”) has the official purpose of recovering the environment from the domain of promoting drug trafficking and social services.

But the presence of the police does not guarantee the residents of this fowla, which has a population of 80,000.

Jacarezinho Police Department (REUTERS / Alexandre Loureiro / File)
Jacarezinho Police Department (REUTERS / Alexandre Loureiro / File)

Everyone is scared. The fact that the police are always here does not give a sense of security, on the contraryDo not identify for fear of revenge, says 31-year-old businessman.

Two armored police trucks were parked near his shop; Heavy-armed officers continue to patrol the area. Passers-by avoid the eyes of police officers as they pass through narrow alleysSometimes crossed by power cables hanging from the ground.

Since the launch of ‘Cidade Integrada’ we have been watching almost daily shootings without any forecast”Lamented Pedro Palo da Silva, a security researcher for Labjaca, a NGO operating in the neighborhood.

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