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Sao Paulo with federal support promises to crack organized crime and drug lords

Tuesday, November 6th 2012 - 22:38 UTC
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Brazil announced on Tuesday it will create a new police agency, boost surveillance operations and mull transferring inmates to more secure prisons as it battles killings of police in surging violence blamed on a jail-based drug gang. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Sao Paulo state public security secretary Antonio Ferreira Pinto has dismissed reports that the PCC has 1.343 members spread out in 123 of Sao Paulo state's 645 cities.
    ”The faction is much smaller,“ he told the daily Folha de Sao Paulo last month. ”There aren't even 30 or 40 individuals who are imprisoned for a long time and engage in trafficking. We have choked off this traffic with big arrests.”

    Which of these statements is true, if any. It is critical for those who are to tackle this serious problem to know what they are up against.

    Shoot all of them, including their families but spare children under three, would be the only solution that would work.

    But for how long, and how do prisoners engage in large trafficking?

    Seems the whole of the state has corruption problems on a big scale.

    Nov 07th, 2012 - 05:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Good to see Brazil starting to hopefully get on top of thi problem

    Nov 09th, 2012 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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