PF and MP arrest 10 in operation against group that moved R$ 100 million with trafficking and money laundering

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The Federal Police (PF) and the Public Ministry of Rio de Janeiro (MPRJ) arrested at least 10 people in an operation carried out, this Thursday (26), against a criminal organization suspected of moving more than R$ 100 million in laundering. money from drug and arms trafficking.

In total, the Justice of Rio de Janeiro issued 18 warrants for arrest and another 31 for search and seizure in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Curitiba.

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The arrests already made took place in Rio (4), São Paulo (2) and Santa Catarina (4).

15 properties, 19 cars and two boats were also kidnapped in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Mangaratiba, Angra dos Reis, Balneário Camboriú and Foz do Iguaçu.

Interior of one of the properties seized by the PF during an operation, in Balneário Camboriú/SC.
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“In addition, more than 30 bank accounts linked to the criminal organization were blocked. In all, the asset constriction totaled more than R$ 22 million”, informed the PF in a note.

According to the Public Ministry, the targets of the operation supplied weapons and drugs to drug trafficking leaders, who resell illicit products in communities in Rio de Janeiro dominated by the Third Command Puro (TCP) faction.

“During the investigative acts, three groups from the same criminal faction were identified, which sought to give a licit appearance to money obtained through illegal activities”, pointed out the PF.

The first group was responsible for introducing drugs and weapons into communities in Rio de Janeiro and used the money to buy luxury properties in Balneário Camboriú, in Santa Catarina.

The second group, which worked in drug trafficking in Rio and in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, used the money to buy luxury cars and real estate in different cities in the state.

The third group operated in drug trafficking and hid the money in different low-profit companies.

The Public Ministry began the investigation in 2019 after seizures of drugs and weapons in the capital of Rio.

“Those investigated will be responsible for the crime of money laundering and criminal organization, whose combined sentences can reach 24 years in prison,” the PF said in a statement.


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