The operations involved 4,200 soldiers and 70 police officers and armored personnel carriers and aircraft.As a result of military operations against drug trafficking in Rio de Janeiro and killed 12 people. About it reports Reuters, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
“At least five civilians and one soldier were killed in firefights in Northern Rio de Janeiro. Also killed at least six suspected gangsters. Four people were killed in a shootout with police and two others died in hospital”, – is spoken in the message.
The early morning raids took place in several “most aggressive areas of the city”, home to over half a million people.
“Operations are continuing, and may be more deaths,” – said in the army.
Joint military and police operations, which, according to the army, was aimed at the elimination of drug dealers consisted of 4200 soldiers and 70 police officers and armored personnel carriers and aircraft.
About these emergency measures, allowing the army to command the police in Rio de Janeiro, it was announced six months ago by President Michel Temer in connection with the growing drug business.