Rio police capture drug boss, rare victory amid violence
POLICE in Rio de Janeiro captured one of Brazil’s most wanted drug bosses Wednesday, a rare victory for authorities struggling to curb rising violence a year after the city hosted the Summer Olympics.
The arrest of Rogerio Avelino da Silva came amid an operation in the northern part of the city that included nearly 3,000 police and Army soldiers who have been sent in to help stabilise areas of frequent conflict.
Police said da Silva was found under the covers of a bed in a house in the favela, or slum, of Arara. Two bodyguards reportedly fled when police arrived. Police said da Silva gave a fake name and said he was a