A Brazilian, born in Guanambi, Bahia, was arrested in the province of Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
This is Caio Vinícius Fogaça das Neves, 38 years old, who fled from police action a few days ago at the residence where he was living, in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, leaving behind his wife, 24 years old, the son, a baby just two months old, and R$700,000 worth of drugs.
Information about the arrest was published this Saturday morning (3), on the website of Red Uno, a Bolivian TV station.
The channel highlighted on its website that the prisoner is a dangerous Brazilian drug trafficker, belonging to the PCC, a criminal faction operating throughout Latin America, identified as a murderer of a criminal faction, accused of at least eight homicides that occurred in Guanambi.
The arrest was carried out by the Special Force for the Fight Against Crime (Feicc). The Government Minister, Eduardo del Castillo, will go to the capital of Santa Cruz to discuss the deportation of the prisoner, considered highly dangerous. He must be handed over to the authorities of Mato Grosso do Sul to face justice.
Caio Fogaça is known for his escapes. The first occurred in 2016, when he allegedly went on a thirty-day diet to lose weight and got out of the saddle through the opening in the grate through which food was delivered to the prison of the 22nd Interior Police Coordination (22nd Coorpin), in Guanambi.
Shortly afterwards, he was arrested again after a Civil Police investigation that identified his whereabouts in Montes Claros, in the North of Minas. Two other men, identified as being involved in crimes, were also arrested in the same location and a fourth was arrested when he was going to meet the group.
At the time, having already escaped from prison in Guanambi once, Fogaça was taken to the Vitória da Conquista prison, where security conditions, theoretically, would be better.
In May 2017, after pretending to feel ill, he was taken to the General Hospital of Vitória da Conquista (HGVC), where he took advantage of an oversight to escape from prison for the second time. Only in June 2018 was he found in the city of Ponta Porã, in Mato Grosso do Sul, on the border with Paraguay.
Fogaça was under house arrest until he was again targeted by the police, who carried out an action to arrest him again for drug trafficking in Corumbá. After three months of investigations, he managed to escape from the police in a joint operation by the Specialized Police Station for the Suppression of Bank Robbery, Robberies and Kidnappings, the Civil Police of Corumbá and the Military Police.
Ten kilos of cocaine, ten grams of marijuana, a press for packaging and formatting narcotics, a Citroen C4 car and a Biz motorcycle were seized in the house where he was living. A large portion of crystal – fish scale – with a high purity cocaine content was also found. Another product, for veterinary use, used to mix with the drug to gain more weight, was also seized.
The 24-year-old woman was arrested in the operation. She claimed to the authorities that she did not participate in trafficking, however, even so, she was ordered into preventive detention. She said that her husband took a ladder and fled through the back of the house when he noticed the police arriving through the property’s security cameras.