Brazilian gang leader attempts jailbreak dressed as daughter

6 August 2019
2019-08-06 14:51

A gang leader attempted to break out of a Rio de Janeiro prison while dressed as his teenage daughter, Brazilian authorities said on Sunday. Clauvino da Silva dressed in his visiting daughter's clothing and donned a wig and silicon mask as he attempted to escape Gericino prison, but guards became suspicious by his nervous and erratic behaviour.

His plan seemed to include leaving his 19-year-old daughter in the jail. Police are investigating her role as a possible accomplice. According to authorities, da Silva is a leader within Red Command, one of Brazil's most powerful drug trafficking organizations.

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