‘Lords of crime’: police arrest 13 members of gang suspected of moving millions of reais through drug trafficking in RS | Rio Grande do Sul

‘Lords of crime’: police arrest 13 members of gang suspected of moving millions of reais through drug trafficking in RS | Rio Grande do Sul
‘Lords of crime’: police arrest 13 members of gang suspected of moving millions of reais through drug trafficking in RS | Rio Grande do Sul
-

1 of 3 “Lords of crime”: police operation arrested heads of criminal organization — Photo: RBS TV/Reproduction
“Lords of crime”: police operation arrested heads of criminal organization — Photo: RBS TV/Reproduction

The Civil Police arrested, this Wednesday morning (3), 13 people suspected of being members of a criminal organization involved with the drug trafficking in Rio Grande do Sul. According to the investigation, in recent months, the group moved R$ 14 million.

The action is the result of a 10-month investigation and was called “crime lords”. The reason is the target of the operation: heads and founders of the organization, as well as managers and operators in Porto Alegre, Santa Maria, Viamão, Gravataiand in the prison system.

“The action aims to combat money laundering arising from drug trafficking carried out by the top management of a criminal organization based in the east and south zones of the Capital”, explains delegate Alencar Carraro, director of investigations.

25 search warrants and 13 preventive arrest warrants were executed. Five properties were seized and 42 CPFs had bank assets made unavailable.

2 of 3 “Lords of crime”: Civil Police used helicopter during operation — Photo: RBS TV/Reproduction
“Lords of crime”: Civil Police used helicopter during operation — Photo: RBS TV/Reproduction

According to the Civil Police, during 11 months of work, the investigation managed to gather evidence of money laundering in the “passing bills“, i.e, using oranges with the aim of circumventing inspections by control bodies.

In the evidence analyzed, negotiations for dominance over territories in the Capital by criminal organizations were identified; distribution of money; homicides; dissent to new organizations; in addition to chiefs appointing wives to give commands to their companions.

The connection between the criminal organization and another based in Rio de Janeiro that operates on a national level was proven, in addition to links within the interior of RS. The objective of these associations would be the distribution of drugs.

3 of 3 “Lords of crime”: police action took place in the East and South regions of Porto Alegre — Photo: RBS TV/Reproduction
“Lords of crime”: police action took place in the East and South regions of Porto Alegre — Photo: RBS TV/Reproduction

The article is in Portuguese

Brazil

Tags: Lords crime police arrest members gang suspected moving millions reais drug trafficking Rio Grande Sul

-

-

PREV Gang leader responsible for ‘bank robberies’ arrested in downtown Rio | Rio de Janeiro
NEXT Police officers act as ‘security troops’ for the cigarette mafia: they protect, monitor and even kill | Rio de Janeiro