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Crime: Police occupation model of Rio slums can be used in rest of Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro's sambadrome Rio de Janeiro's sambadrome is seen behind the Querozene slum during an operation against drug dealers February 6, 2011. One month before the carnival celebrations, Rio de Janeiro's security forces started a big operation in the city central area to base peacekeeping units in nine favelas (slums), where about 26,000 of people live in.… Photo Credit to REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

The Secretary of State Security in Rio de Janeiro Mr. Jose Mariano Beltrame said that the police model of  occupation and/or invasion of the poorest slums and communities (“favelas”)  in Rio do Janeiro can also be used in other states of Brazil.
This Sunday, the police of Rio occupied the district of San Carlos, in Santa Teresa and Rio Comprido.

The action followed the occupation model used in the Alemao slum with the use of armored tanks of the Brazilian Navy.

After two hours, the police succesfully had taken all of San Carlos, the drug dealers did not react and there were no armed confrontation.

According to Mr Beltrame, occupation will benefit 26 000 people.
The Civil Police and the Military Police of Rio coordinated their forces for the purpose of the occupation of San Carlos.
Beltrame said that this conduct can be used in other states, to reduce crime in Brazil.