Rio Gangs Get Heavy Weapons Through 17 Holes in Brazil’s Borders

    Downed police helicopter in Rio favela

    Downed police helicopter in Rio favela Illegal weapons are brought to Rio through 17 places according to a report by the Brazilian Federal Police. These arms include most of those used by organized crime such as heavy machine guns capable of downing a helicopter as recently happened in one of the favelas, the shanty towns that speck Olympic city of Rio do Janeiro.

    Most of the weapons travel 2.500 kilometers on Brazilian roads from frontier areas before they reach the crime organizations in the city that is scheduled to host the 2016 Olympic Games.

    The main points of introduction of weapons into Brazil are Bolivia and Paraguay, but also from Peru, Argentina and to a lesser extent Uruguay according to a report published in the São Paulo press.

    Data from the federal Public Security Institute shows that from January to August 2007, 754 assault rifles, machine guns, heavy machine guns, including 39 capable of shooting down helicopters and light aircraft were captured by special forces in the Olympic city.

    Since the year 2000, a total of 3.500 weapons have been recovered by special forces, of which 3% "heavy weapons" and a few short range portable missiles.

    According to the media report, heavy weapons began to be introduced in the eighties when the favelas gangs became involved in the drugs business, particularly cocaine.

    Since 1995 the Federal police in Rio started to purchase assault rifles and in the last two years has spent over US$ 16 million in weapons, aircraft with special armored plating and armored vehicles.

    The illegal weapons are brought into Brazil in cars, trucks and regular bus services, hidden inside the vehicles. Some private cars have been caught with ten weapons neatly distributed in different compartments.

    Wire tapping has recorded drug dealers negotiating the purchase of 10 assault rifles and 10 pistols, paying US$ 86,000 to a Bolivian national. The smuggled weapons reached the Fluminense quarter in Rio and were delivered to the Comando Vermelho (Red Command), a notorious gang which ended paying US$ 290,000 for the shipment.

    "We have 16,000 kilometers of open land borders. The geographic factor complicates control of borders," admits Rafael Floriani, head of the Arms Traffic Control Division from the Federal Police.

    According to law enforcement officers and security experts, the drug gangs in the favelas arm heavily to defend their turf from rival factions in other favelas

    The Alemão favela to the north of Rio and haven of the Comando Vermelho, for example has an estimated 60 assault rifles, according to a report from daily Folha de S. Paulo.

    Mercopress

    Tags:

    • Show Comments (13)

    • Mike hawk

      Faggots
      Brazil Freaking sucks! Ur All gay

    • Jesus McGee

      Your Mother
      Your all Gay

    • Forrest Allen Brown

      hay you forgot the coast
      I have been up and down the coast of brazil and only saw 3navy ships moveing around the waves

      along with 11 major rivers running from the north to the south into the amazon
      brazil could have a meadum force of well armed fighters placed on shore
      before any one would know .

      and to the south the police fedral on the bridge at parguay is a joke just set and watch the bridge
      one day and see how the lace of work by the so caled bordor guards is payed off or just walked around

    • asp

      brazzil mag,get your shit together
      BAM ON GLOBO NEWS TONIGHT :BUSTED, LEONARDO DIAS MENDONCA FROM GOIAS, IMPLICATING A DRUG TRAFICC RING THAT SPANNED GOIAS , TOCANTIS, SAO PAULO, MINAS GERIAS , PARA, DISTRITO FEDERAL,CEARA, SURYNAM AND COLOMBIA , and get this doubting bitches WITH LIGACOIS COM FARC……

      i brought into this forum not too long ago a detailed description of another major major bust that incluced tha amazon and north east with definite connections with a marxist guerilla group that was in venezuela…..

      brazzil com , quit the fuck brining in your bullshit articles by argentinians , uraguains, coha porra, mst propaganda and pbs what the fuck ever….get in some real reporting of the real problems about this country with accounts by general lessa , and focus on the real reports we see coming through here that absolutly implicate farc as having serious lincs with major coke and arms traficing in brazil and are contributing to destroying the fabric of brazilian society…

      chic, your statistics dont mean dick shit in this case, you dont know what the fuck is happening down here right now. i live with this shit and the coke busts in my neighborhood and small city on a daily basis. and the definitive reports that keep coming in on a variety of news sources that absolutly linc farc to serious drug traficing in brazil…i already said two times they arnt the only ones, but, report after report like this shows they are big time.i know they are not the biggest, the absolute biggest traficar used to come to the beach where i live with his home and yacht, dogging th women boating from one bikini point to another . so i more than you know that it is bigger than just the farc, and he dealt with farc also. so wake up and shut up and rio kicks the shit out of geneva any day of the year….

      SO, IS THERE ANY OTHER MOTHER FUCKER OUT THERE , AFTER THIS HOT OFF THE PRESSES REPORT , THAT HAS ANY DOUBTS THAT FARC IS SERIOUSLY INVOLVED WITH DRUG AND ARMS TRAFICING IN BRAZIL ?

      BECAUSE IM GETTING FUCKING TIRED OF THE DOUBTERS WHO KEEP DOWN PLAYING THIS SHIT, ESPECIALY BRAZZIL .COM

    • ch.c.

      google sais there are over 500 pages based on fernando beira mar ?
      And how many pages on LULA ?

      Shortly as many as JESUS ! Doesnt Lula compares Himself to Jesus ?

      And shortly Near as many as GOD ! Has Lula not said during his re-election campaign that Noooooo one except God could have done a better job than HE did ????

      No doubt that eventually google has more pages on Lula than on the Emperors of China or Japan.

      Emperors killed many many of their citizens.
      Right ?
      So did and does LULA ! Opposition must be eliminated, regardless of PRICE !
      Pay the voters, pay the politicians, and kill the petty thefts children through the Deaths Squads because why pay CHILDREN ?
      A dead child is better than alive.
      No need to feed him, no need to take care of him, no need to build too many schools, no need to provide too many jobs !
      So that more money is available for the politicians !

      Hip..hip Lula
      Hip..hip Lulaa
      Hip..hip Lulaaa

      And to The Guest : of course this is just business. The traffickers dont do business ONLY with the FARCS !
      FARCS represent THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG ONLY !
      Brazilians medias just hide the other 90 % SAD TRUTH !

      And….and if brazilians politicians do business through their daily corruption practices, cops do business with their drugs/ARMS/prostitution traffics, bureaucrats do business with their red tapes, judges do business by getting paid to render justice to the ones who paid them, why should OTHERS not be able to do business as the ones that govern them, be it in a different business ?

      iLLEGALITIES ARE NORMAL…IN BRAZIL !
      A LIFESTYLE !
      NO ONE CARE ABOUT LAWS IN BRAZIL !
      Even when burning a red light traffic !

      And those who make the laws, THE LAWMAKERS, have also made laws that PROVIDE PROTECTION AND IMPUNITY…to themselves and their gangs…. of course !
      And ALL brazilians expect to be a beneficiary of that system and become one of these gangs members.
      That is why ALL brazilians elect, re-elect time and again the same POLITICAL GANGS LEADERS.

      Sorry….sorry but…but….but….SAD TRUTH !

    • asp

      google sais there are over 500 pages based on fernando beira mar and farc
      there are some headlines that say beira mar was bringing in 200 tons of coke a year, 1/3 of the production of coke in colombia

      IS THERE ANY OTHER MOTHER FUCKER OUT THERE WHO AFTER GOOGLING UP “FERNANDO BEIRA MAR FARC” WHO STILL DOESNT THINK FARC IS SERIOUSLY INVOLVED IN DRUG AND ARMS TRADE IN BRAZIL WITH THE BIG GANGS ?……HUH?

      yeah, check out the “chavez weapons farc ” googles also

      wake up people….dont bull shit me , talk serious and true , dont bring in your false hypothesis of what the fuck is going on….of your lofty idealistic uninformed defences of farc or chavez and how they affect the well being of brazil

    • asp

      “exclusivity….”
      since when did i say farc was the exclusive party involved…..did you fucking read what i wrote….

      no , guest, you came in here trying to punk me out….and you look stupid doing it….

      fuck “intellectual polite” conversation when it is just bullshit and you are trying to bullshit me

      how many pages on google linc the farc and pcc to farc ?

      is there any other mother fucker on here who would deny that the farc and pcc arnt doing business with the farc after googling it up ?

      what fucking pbs ? the article in here that talkded about arms in south america but only went into central america ?…..extremly incomplete

      why dont you also google up “weapons chavez farc “

      guest, give me a fucking break with that bullshit

    • ch.c.

      this article only mentions a bolivian national ????
      SURE !
      Chuuuuuttttt….for the brazilianssssssssssssss namesssssss !
      NONE ARE INVOLVED……SAY BRAZILIANS !!!!!!
      Correct ?
      NORMAL—–FOR BRAZILIANS !

      But petty thefts children are MURDERED DAILY by the Deaths Squads !
      NORMAL TOO….FOR BRAZILIANS !
      There never ever was ONCE a mass street demonstration in Brazil against these Deaths Squads…to my knowledge !
      NORMAL FOR BRAZILIANS !
      Petty thefts children DESERVE to be killed, in brazilians views !
      Not those who killed them….in brazilians views.
      CORRECT ?

      hmmmmmm !

      Ohhhhhh finally FARC or whoever are obviously WELCOMED in Brazil !
      Believing otherwise and brainless you are !

      And to Dear Laura, Carusso and Bambu :
      are your holes not part of these 17 found ?
      For hiding hand grenades, or rockets ?

      😮

    • The Guest

      ASP
      I KNOW THE BUTTONS TO PUSH TO KEEP YOU RANTING AND RAVING BUT I REFUSE TO GET INTO THE GUTTER WITH YOU.

      Intelligent educated people do not need to use foul language and name calling to frame their points of a debate in the hope that such intimidating tactics will shutdown the other debators.

      I do not need to google information about the FARC involvement in supplying drugs and weapons to drug gangs in Brasil to know that the exclusivity that you try to bestow upon them is not so. The facts are Brasilian drug gangs will do business with anyone who will supply their needs at the right price. There is no exclusivity or ideology / Chaves involvement, just business.

      It is the same situation as on the US border with the Mexican drug cartels and their US weapon suppliers, just business.

      By the way I did not read your rant and rave about the PBS piece or does it not matter to you. Maybe you are still doing your research before commenting.

    • Zico

      Buy Domestic?
      Hard to believe the crooks in Brazil have to go across the border to buy guns. As poorly paid and corrupt as the cops and soldiers in Brazil are, you’d think it’d be easy to buy weapons…

    • asp

      jesus fucking christ,guest…
      why dont you do your self a fucking favor and google up “fernando beiramar farc”

      then google up “pcc farc”

      why dont you fucking educate yourself instead of bring some silly ass bulshit in here addressing me about shit that your brain has somehow twisted up and wont ackowledge

      hey stupid fuck, you are questioning my statements that farc is involved with arms and drug traficing in brazil?

      pathetic

    • asp

      oh yes, guest , it is incomplete
      because the people who write these article and the other one i saw about it, are leaving these details out

      i brought in direct information about brazilian police stating these same arms that this article is talking about were recognised as arms used by the marxist guerilas in colombia

      this article only mentions a bolivian national…where do you think he could have got it from ? it doesnt go into any more detail than that because this brazilian police report is only addressing the leak points not who is up in the chain , why cant you perceive that?

      i also said farc and eln are not the only sources of drugs and arms in brazil. there are rougue elements in the parguain army ( where is that stated here?) and other sources , i have constantly used that argument to demonstrate the hypocracy of people getiing all up in arms about americans coming to colombian bases while farc is raping brazil

      i want you to really understand and get inside your brain FARC IS RAPING BRAZIL

      the lincs to the huge drug gangs like fernando beira mar and pcc and a huge north east traficing ring documented, are seriously documented , are you really such a fool as to ignore these facts ?

      do you beleive that or not?

      you are going to beleive the tone and misimformation brought in here by argentinans , uraguains, coha, etc

      you are only showing you dont even know what is really happening

      you go ahead and belieive what you want to , i beleive in the truth i see

      sorry, bud, but, brazzil .com is not my fonte of information about what is happening in brazil…i guess its yours though

    • The Guest

      ASP
      Did this report forget the FARC / Chaves connection or is the Brasilian Federal Police report incomplete? Maybe the BFP have a deal with Chaves so that those details would be left out of the report.

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Ads

    You May Also Like

    Carnaval in the US

    Is Brazilian Carnaval becoming an American institution? You can count on a myriad of ...

    Brazil’s Embraer to Deliver 170 Jets This Year

    Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced that it delivered 37 aircraft in the commercial, executive, ...

    Capital of Egypt, Cairo

    Brazil-Egypt Economic Relations Weren’t Touched by Global Crisis

    There was a fourfold increase in exports from Egypt to Brazil in 2008, contributing ...

    Probe on Brazil’s Bribe-for-Vote Scheme Goes to Federal Police and Revenue Service

    The president of the Joint Parliamentary Investigatory Commission (CPMI) on the Post Office, senator ...

    RAPIDINHAS

    Many in Brazil felt impunity had taken a major hit back in 1992, when ...

    Embraer's Lineage 1000

    Jets Ordered at Dubai Air Show from Brazil’s Embraer Reach 63

    The number of orders placed with Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer aircraft during the Dubai ...

    Petrobras to Invest US$ 18 Billion in Brazil’s Santos Basin

    Brazilian state owned oil company Petrobras announced today that it will invest during the ...

    19% in Brazil Have Computer at Home, 14% Get Internet

    Nearly 20% of the Brazilian population have computers at home, and 14% have Internet ...

    Brazilian Vice-President Receives Moroccan Minister

    Brazil’s Vice-President and Minister of Defense, José Alencar, received the Minister of Foreign Affairs ...