Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Head Trafficker in Rio Favela is Detained

Posted on June 17, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Drug Activity reported on June 16, 2013 that the head drug trafficker in the favelas of Manguinhos and Mandela in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro was arrested on the Presidente Dutra Highway on his way to São Paulo. Wallace Carlos da Conceicao; known as “Churrasquinho”, is considered one of the most wanted criminals in Rio de Janeiro. He is accused of drug trafficking, illegal possession of a weapon, transporting explosives, and murder. Read Article

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