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Seven killed in Brazil police raid

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In Brazil, seven people, including a drug trafficker wanted for his alleged role in a 2016 gang rape that shocked the country, were killed today during a large-scale police raid in Rio De Janeiro.

A spokesman for the military-led police said, 22 people were taken into custody and seven killed as a result of clashes with the police force. These included Sergio Luiz da Silva, a man known more widely by his gang name “Da Russia,” the spokesman said.

He was alleged to be a drug trafficking leader who also took part in a 2016 rape of an underage girl in Rio.


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