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Reports of the PCC’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

April 27, 2020

In early April, Brazilian drug trafficker Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos, alias “Fuminho,” was apprehended in Mozambique in a joint operation of the Brazilian Federal Police, the US Drug Enforcement Administration and Mozambican authorities On the run since 1998, Fuminho was on Brazil’s “Most Wanted” list and is an old friend of Marcos Willians Herbas Camacho, alias “Marcola,” the leader of Brazil’s feared Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC) crime syndicate It is natural to speculate whether the capture and trial of this kingpin will deliver a...

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