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Brazil: Police Confiscate and Crush Motorcycles - Drug War

16
November
2011
  Posted at 08:00:00 AM
  File under  News Uniformed
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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In an attempt to make the world think Rio de Janeiro Click for map is peaceful and crime-free, the police in Brazil went on a crusade against the crime syndicates.

The result? Motorcycles were crushed by tanks, and many were confiscated. Is Rio now ready for the World Soccer Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016? Somehow I don't think so....

Brazil Impounded Motorcycles In Drug War
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A policeman takes position over motorcycles apprehended during the "Shock of Peace" operation to install Peacekeeping Unit (UPP) at the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro November 13, 2011. The introduction of the peacekeeping program in the region is part of the effort crack down on crime and ensure the security as the city prepares to host 2014 World Cup soccer matches and the 2016 Olympic Games. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes


Brazil Impounded Motorcycles In Drug War
© AP Photo/Felipe Dana

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A Brazilian navy armored vehicle runs over motorcycles as it moves into Rocinha shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Nov. 13, 2011. Brazilian police backed by armored military vehicles have invaded Rio de Janeiro's biggest slum in what experts say it's the most important step yet in bringing security to Rio de Janeiro before it hosts the final matches of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.About 100,000 people live in Rocinha, the biggest drug distribution point in Rio. AP Photo/Felipe Dana


Brazil Impounded Motorcycles In Drug War
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A Brazilian police officer rides on the back of a police truck guarding motorcycles that were confiscated during an early morning invasion of the Rocinha slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday Nov. 13, 2011. Rio de Janeiro's state flag and Brazil's national flag fly over the slum, long known for its violence, placed their by police as symbols that they had secured the area. AP Photo/Felipe Dana


Brazil Impounded Motorcycles In Drug War
© AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo

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Brazil's policemen are seen next to apprehended motorcycles during the invasion of the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, Nov.13, 2011. Elite police units backed by armored military vehicles and helicopters invaded the largest slum in this seaside Olympic city before dawn Sunday. It's the most ambitious attempt yet to bring security to a town long known for its violence. AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo


Via: News Yahoo & AP News & Reuters



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