Militia member of Zinho’s gang is arrested in the West Zone | Rio de Janeiro

Militia member of Zinho’s gang is arrested in the West Zone | Rio de Janeiro
Militia member of Zinho’s gang is arrested in the West Zone | Rio de Janeiro


Weapon, cell phone and radio transmitter seized with the suspect – Reproduction

Weapon, cell phone and radio transmitter seized from the suspectreproduction

Published 08/31/2022 12:24

Rio – A man, identified by the alias “Di Mulher”, was arrested this Wednesday (31), in Santa Cruz, West Zone of Rio. The criminal, who would have been a member of the militia led by Luís Antônio da Silva Braga, known as Zinho, was located by PMs in a locality known as Beco do Salmo, in the Rola community.

Military police officers of the 27th BPM (Santa Cruz) arrived at the location of the criminal with the help of information obtained by the Disque Denúncia. The action was part of a joint operation with the Second Area Police Command in Conjunto Cesarão.

Di Mulher is named as a member of Luís Antônio da Silva Braga’s militia, known as Zinho, which operates in the Santa Cruz neighborhood. The paramilitary group is the largest in Rio. According to the Military Police, the prisoner was carrying out the service of armed containment in the communities controlled by the gang.

Zinho is the brother of fellow militia member Wellington da Silva Braga, known as Ecko, and took over the largest militia in Rio after the criminal’s death on June 12 of last year.

In the action, the police seized a pistol with a charger, a cell phone device, a radio transmitter and ammunition. The seized material was taken to the 35th DP (Campo Grande), where the case was also registered. Di Mulher was indicted for the crime of criminal organization.


The article is in Portuguese

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