At least 25 dead during Brazilian police raid in Rio



Police officers organize drugs and weapons seized during a police operation against alleged drug traffickers at the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on May 6, 2021. A massive police operation against drug traffickers in a Rio de Janeiro favela Thursday left at least 24 suspects and a policeman dead, Brazilian media reports and AFP correspondents said.

RIO DE JANEIRO - Police targeting drug traffickers raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and at least one officer and two dozen others died after being shot, authorities said.

The civil police's press office confirmed the death of the cop and 24 alleged "criminals" in a message to the Associated Press.

A police helicopter flew low over the Jacarezinho favela as heavily armed men fled police by leaping from roof to roof, according to images shown on local television.


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