Brazilian Gang Leader Tries To Escape Prison By Dressing Up As His Daughter

August 5, 2019 | No Comments » | Topics: Story

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A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his daughter when she visited him behind bars and walking out of the penitentiary’s main door in her place.

But prison officials said the nervousness displayed by Clauvino da Silva, also known as “Shorty”, as he tried to leave the prison in the western part of Rio de Janeiro dressed as a woman gave him away.

His plan was apparently to leave his 19-year-old daughter inside the jail.

Police are looking into her possible role as an accomplice in Saturday’s (local time) failed escape attempt from Gericino prison.

Authorities say da Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil that controlled drug trafficking in a large part of Rio.

After the failed escape bid, da Silva was transferred to a unit of a maximum-security prison and will face disciplinary sanctions, officials said.


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