By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Early this morning (June 29th) the Civil Police in Rio de Janeiro executed Operation Calabar, aimed at the arrest of 96 military police (PM) officers and seventy traffickers and other criminals suspected of being part of a corruption scheme in São Gonçalo, in the metropolitan region of the state.
Authorities say it is the largest corruption case in history involving the military police and drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro. The name Calabar is a reference to Domingos Fernandes Calabar, considered the greatest traitor to Brazil in the country’s history.
According to a report by G1 news, almost a hundred police officers – 96 in all – who have been, and some who are still in the ranks of the 7th BPM (São Gonçalo), are accused by the police of setting up the scheme of receiving pay-offs from drug traffickers that yielded …