The lives of those investigated for keeping Paraguayans in conditions similar to slavery in MG
An investigation by the Federal Police, Federal Revenue and Ministry of Labor dismantled a gang responsible for bringing in Paraguayans and maintaining clandestine cigarette factories. In addition to Minas, there were operations in 19 cities in five states, resulting in the arrest of 16 people, including the suspected leader of the gang: businessman Arinaldo Oliveira, from Barueri (SP).
Arinaldo was arrested on a farm in Pará, where he kept luxury cars. In a video, uA woman who the police say had a relationship with him wasted the money obtained by the gang.
The group is investigated for several crimes, including:
- human trafficking;
- work analogous to slavery;
- money laundry.