Mozambique expels suspected Brazilian drug lord ‘Fuminho’

One of Brazil’s most wanted criminals has been sent home from Mozambique to face justice.

Gilberto Aparecido dos Santos was allegedly a leader of one of Brazil’s most powerful criminal groups – São Paulo-based First Capital Command (PCC) drug gang.

The alleged drug baron – known as ‘Fuminho’ – had been on the run for more than two decades.

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He is accused of overseeing the flow of cocaine around the world.

Dos Santos was arrested in Maputo on Monday in a sting operation involving agents from Mozambique, Brazil and the US.

A Brazilian air force plane, with dozens of police on board, flew him back to his home country in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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The PCC – which began as a prison gang – has spread across Brazil. It’s now reported to be sending tonnes of cocaine to Europe and Africa.

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