Rio de Janeiro/RJ – The Brazilian federal police seized firearms, ammunition, hand grenades and political campaign materials for a city council candidate from a pirate cable TV center in Campo Grande
These indices of parapolitics present a familiar pattern — rent Tropa de Elite II, which deals with Rio paramilitary protection and black market racketeering by ex- and off-duty police in the Cidade Maravilha.
The Justice League and Batman, which operated in the Western Zone, were the subject of a parliamentary commission of inquiry several years back. Several city councilmembers were found to have used violence to control voting in electoral «corrals». See
Also found on the premises was a vehicle stolen in February of this year in Bangu and containing campaign literature for the same candidate. No one was arrested, and the campaign material will be forwarded to the regional elections tribunal.
In all, federal police seized three machine guns, two shotguns, two gyroscopes, two hand grenades and an annotated appointment book for the pirate cable TV operation..
Source: Agência de Notícias da PF.