April 13, 2007

Murder Inc. -- Estilo Brasileiro

Not this company, but this one: Brazil breaks up 'killing firm'

Local police officers are suspected of involvement in the gang Brazil's police say they have broken up a gang suspected of carrying out about 1,000 contract killings in five years.

At least 20 people, including police officers, businessmen and hired gunmen, were arrested in the north-eastern state of Pernambuco.

Police described the gang as "Murder Incorporated" - a professional business operation hired to kill people over small debts, and out of revenge.

The north-eastern state of Pernambuco has the highest murder rate in Brazil.

Death squads involving serving and retired police officers have long been a problem in Brazil where shop-keepers sometimes use them against street children.

When la policía are involved, it's realllllllllly bad.

Posted by Kyer at April 13, 2007 09:59 AM | TrackBack