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Seven dead after alleged drug dealers clash in Rio port

Violent crime is a major issue in Brazil, and especially in Rio, the former Olympic and World Cup host city.

Published: 26th November 2017 07:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th November 2017 08:37 AM   |  A+A-

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By AFP

SAO PAULO: Seven people have been found dead in Rio de Janeiro's port after what police said was a deadly clash among suspected drug dealers.

Military Police arrested 13 people and seized 14 guns, grenades and ammunition, they said.

Suspects were taken to a detention center while police rolled out in force in the area where it happened, called Complexo do Caju.

The suspects were involved in a shootout among themselves, military police said, adding that city police would determine who was firing on whom.

Violent crime is a major issue in Brazil, and especially in Rio, the former Olympic and World Cup host city.



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