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Drug Lord Is Sought in Slums Over Massacre

From Times Wire Reports

Brazilian police occupied two Rio de Janeiro slums in search of a drug kingpin suspected of ordering a massacre of as many as 18 people, whose bodies were dumped on city streets this week.

A security secretariat spokeswoman said criminals opened fire when officers invaded the hillside slums known as Kerosene and Sao Carlos in search of Tiago Teixeira, the 21-year-old kingpin known as Coelho, or Rabbit, in Portuguese.


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