28 November 2010

Armed police storm Rio favela

Some 2,600 police and army operatives swept through a Brazilian slum on Sunday, seizing 11 tons of marijuana and "a small arsenal" of weapons—including a missile—from a notorious drug gang. They also found a Justin Bieber mural.

Pezao, whom The Guardian describes as "one of the area's top traffickers," is apparently also one of the area's top Justin Bieber fans. Brazilian news outlet R7 published the photo, as well as several others documenting the narcos' "mansions." They'll need to update for Bieber's new haircut, obviously.

This Brazilian Drug Lord Is a Huge Justin Bieber Fan

The "unprecedented" operation, which focused on the notorious 70,000-resident Complexo do Alemao, took place at 8 a.m. By 9:30 a.m. it had been "conquered," (that's what the police said, at least), and in the afternoon the government troops "hoisted the country's green and yellow flag." The hope was to weaken the Red Command drug gang and capture some of its notorious members—like Zeu, the drug lord behind the samurai-sword murder of Brazilian journalist Tim Lopes. It's unlikely to be the last raid, though:

"The head of Rio's drug squad, Marcus Vinicius Braga, described the operation as "worryingly calm" and suggested further confrontations were likely. "We are winning, but we haven't won yet," he said.

And who said Justin Bieber is only made for teenage girls? The real question is what song these drug dealers like to sing along with the most.

Answer: "Kiss and Tell". ahahaha



brooke.x said... [Reply]




lydia said... [Reply]

I hope Justin sees this and tweets about it or mentions it in an interview. It would be interesting to hear his thoughts

Daisy said... [Reply]

Lydia you can tweet it to him. Just use the Tweet button and forward him the article to read himself.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Haha, this is not something to be proud of - if anything, it'll tell you what kind of an influence Beiber is and what kind of people listen to his music - hint: the not-so-great kind. It both amuses and sickens me that our culture thinks this kind of crap is good - both the fact that a drug dealer loves Beiber and Beiber's music.

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