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Brazil police raid Latin America's biggest slum

Cops in Rio recover three tons of drugs and major dealer hideout, minus dealer.

Rio de Janeiro police seized three tons of drugs and a truckload of stolen appliances in a raid on the favela Rochinha, Latin America’s largest shantytown. The news site G1 reported that 200 police officers invaded the community of 120,000 people around 6:15 am. Civil police said they found the hideout of Rio drug boss known as “Coelho,” or Bunny, who fled the favela Sao Carlos after a police invasion there last year. It seems the rabbit, however, gave cops the slip before they arrived.


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