Brazil Moves Top Prison Gang Leader To High-Security Federal Facility | 1/23/2017 | Staff
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Marcos Willians Camacho, the main leader of Brazil’s powerful prison gang First Capital Command, was transferred on Wednesday to a high-security federal penitentiary from a Sao Paulo state prison, Sao Paulo Governor João Doria told reporters.

Twenty-one other members of the Sao Paulo-based gang, known locally as PCC, were transferred to federal facilities from Sao Paulo state in an operation by federal and state security forces, he said.

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Doria told journalists the transfer of Camacho, known in Brazil by the nickname Marcola, had been in the works for around 50 days. The governor also noted the administration has prepared for potential reprisals related to the decision.

“Actions have been taken by state and federal security forces to prevent any reaction,” Doria said. “The state, here, will not be held hostage by criminals.”

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