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Ciudad de Dios (2) : Ten year old boy controls drug ring in Brazil.

The child, who is known by the alias “Poderosinho ‘is the alleged leader of a drug ring operating in the municipality of Sao Manuel,  in the state of Sao Paulo, according to police sources quoted by the press today.

The deputy commander of the Military Police of the region of Botucatu, municipality of Sao Manuel,  Mr. Jorge Duarte Miguel said that two juveniles arrested in connection with an operation against drug trafficking in the area admitted that “Poderosinho” whose identity was not disclosed, is the leader of the band, as published by Folha de Sao Paulo.

During the police action, dubbed “Operation Fraldario (where diapers are changed to small)”, agents seized drugs and ammunition and arrested two youths of 17 and 20 who said they were acting under the orders of “Poderosinho”, which is missing.

According to this version, the police has graphic material such as photos and videos that show the child, who allegedly is responsible for several “scouts” and is dedicated to the sale and distribution of drugs.

However, the coordinator of “Children and Youth” of the High Court of Justice of Sao Paulo, Judge Antonio Carlos Malheiros, gives no credibility to the information, as he believes that it is difficult for a child of that age to lead a drug ring.

“If true, is a child who deserves special protection from the judiciary,” he said.

In the case of being arrested and found guilty, “Poderosinho” shall be placed in a shelter, but will not receive a custodial sentence, a sentence which can only be applied to juveniles over 12 years old, the newspaper said.

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