Criminal gangs in Brazil targeting wealthy Chinese

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Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested five members of a gang that specializes in robbing wealthy Chinese immigrants. Officers believe the gang is part of a larger network that has been operating for almost two years. CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco filed this report from Rio de Janiero in Brazil.

Criminal gangs in Brazil targeting wealthy Chinese

Criminal gangs in Brazil targeting wealthy Chinese

Police in Rio de Janeiro have arrested five members of a gang that specializes in robbing wealthy Chinese immigrants. Officers believe the gang is part of a larger network that has been operating for almost two years. CCTV America’s Lucrecia Franco filed this report from Rio de Janiero in Brazil.

More Details:

  • Rio de Janeiro police busted a gang that aims at targeting the homes of wealthy Chinese immigrants to Brazil. Five men aged 18 to 21 were arrested.
  • According to the police they were based in Sao Paulo and traveled north to Rio de Janeiro with a list of targets.
  • The police are still trying to find the gang’s leader who chose or knew the victims, but the arrests so far are considered a major crackdown on the first organization known to target the Chinese community in this way in Brazil.
  • Taishanese

    Good for Brazil for cracking down on them.