Death toll rises to 43 in Brazil police raids against drug gangs

Death toll rises to 43 in Brazil police raids against
Brazil riot police. — AFP/File
Brazil riot police. — AFP/File

The loss of life toll in police raids towards drug gangs throughout three states in Brazil has risen to a minimum of 43 fatalities, in line with native media on Wednesday.

No less than 10 individuals have been killed in Rio de Janeiro’s most up-to-date operation when police allegedly opened fireplace throughout a shootout within the Complexo da Penha district.

Earlier, BBC reported that 14 suspects have been killed in skirmishes throughout a five-day police operation often called Operation Protect within the state of Sao Paulo.

Moreover, authorities within the northeastern state of Bahia report that 19 suspects have died since Friday.

Furthermore, 58 individuals have been detained on account of the operation in So Paulo state, which started after a particular forces police officer was killed on Thursday within the seaside city of Guarujá.

In keeping with native media, police additionally recovered firearms and 385 kg of medication.

Brazil’s Justice Minister Flavio Dino, denounced the operation, saying it was out of proportion to the crime that was dedicated.

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