One of Brazil’s most wanted criminals has been arrested in Mozambique after spending more than two decades on the run, officials say.
Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos, recognised as Fuminho, is accused of managing drug trafficking functions for just one of Brazil’s most strong gangs.
“The prisoner was considered the largest supplier of cocaine to a gang operating throughout Brazil, as well as being responsible for sending tonnes of the drug to several countries,” the statement said.
Fuminho was arrested at the Montebelo Indy, a luxury hotel in Maputo, along with two Nigerians, officials in Mozambique said.
He arrived in the southern African country in mid-March, police spokesman Leonardo Simbine told reporters on Tuesday.
“We are still investigating whether there are other gang members in Mozambique,” he added. “He does not operate alone, he is part of a gang.”
Law enforcement seized a phony Brazilian passport, a amount of cannabis, more than a dozen cell telephones and a automobile through the procedure.
Fuminho was also accused of allegedly funding a plot to cost-free the PCC’s chief, Marcos Willians Herbas Camacho, from jail.
Camacho, who is recognized as Marcola, is serving a sentence of a lot more than 200 yrs in a highest-protection federal prison in Brazil’s money, Brasilia.