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Four Die in Police Raid in Rio de Janeiro Slum

RIO DE JANEIRO – Four suspects were fatally shot on Monday in a police operation targeting drug dealers in Rio de Janeiro’s Mare shantytown, Brazilian authorities told EFE.

Two people were pronounced dead at the scene and two others died later at a hospital, a police spokesperson said.

The roughly 150 officers taking part in the raid seized 300 kilos of marijuana and cocaine along with arms that included machine guns and grenades.

The deployment in Mare follows a similar operation over the weekend in the well-known Rio slum of Cidade de Deus (City of God), where four police officers and seven suspects were killed.

 

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