A music recording, which became “Carnival” in the center of Belo Horizonte, ended with arrests, a weapon seized and the escape of MC Saci this Thursday (February 1st). During the clip, the musician’s team threw money into the air along Curitiba Street.
The abnormal movement, caught by Olho Vivo cameras, caught the attention of the Military Police, as there was no Carnival block scheduled for the region this Thursday. The police team found the group surrounded by people on the corner of Avenida Oiapoque. A white Jeep Compass escorted a RAM truck. There were several people in the truck, including the MC, who were gesturing, dancing, throwing money and showing weapons.
According to the PM, the movement disrupted commerce and disrupted traffic with “several noises”. “It is inferred, therefore, that a Carnival block was taking place, with dozens of people with personalized abadás, without authorization from the municipal public authorities, dressed as a music launch, articulated and organized in a criminal manner, including with weapons and pro-violence objects ”, mentions the police report.
When police reinforcements arrived, the people in the truck ran away, while the driver escaped in the vehicle. The police report states that MC Saci jumped out of the truck and ran. He was arrested and did not obey police orders and managed to escape.
The truck was found in a parking lot on Avenida Oiapoque. In the Jeep Compass, which was covering the irregular event, the Military Police found a backpack with a revolver loaded with 21 rounds of ammunition, two chargers, a knife and R$5,500. The driver claimed that the objects were the property of MC Saci’s security guard.
This security guard returned to the scene after being informed that the driver of the Compass had been arrested. With the security guard, the police seized two more brass knuckles. This man presented himself as a sports shooter, but, according to the police, it was not possible to verify his documentation. The security guard and the driver were arrested for illegal possession of a firearm.
The police report also mentions that several videos were posted by MC Saci on social media showing the route of the cars. The videos, however, were removed by the artist hours later. The Jeep Compass that covered the irregular event had delayed documentation and was towed. The reporter tried to contact MC Saci’s team and is awaiting a response.
The head of the Military Police Journalism Center, Lieutenant Colonel Flávio Santiago, highlighted the importance of the incident. “It demonstrates the importance of monitoring the PM. A clandestine sound vehicle, without any authorization, was checked and we found a weapon and brass knuckles”, he stressed.
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