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.
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.
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.