Drug trafficker went to odd lengths to break free from prison, according to reports.
Brazilian drug trafficker dressed up as his daughter clad in a pink shirt, and dark-hair shoulder-length wig in an attempt to get past heavy security in a recent prison break attempt. Clauvino da Silva ‘Shorty’ who was held at one of Brazil’s most dangerous prisons even went to the extent of wearing a bra and a silicon mask, to get past prison security.
Claivino who is currently serving out a 73-year jail term at Rio State Prison for his involvement with the Red Command drug faction was caught red-handed when he was only moments away from freedom.
According to a report by Reuters, police noticed something was odd when he attempted to return his daughter’s identification card. Officers noticed something was wrong and asked him to strip in front of cameras.” Based on the video footage that captured da Silva as he removed his elaborate disguise, the famed drug trafficker was not remorseful for his attempt to break free.
After the failed prison break attempt, da Silva was transferred to a maximum-security facility. Rio’s prison authorities said Silva’s daughter and seven other people were arrested and currently under investigation for allegedly having tried to help him escape.
Brazil’s prisons are some of the most violent, with riots and massacres breaking out more frequently in recent times. According to a report on the BBC, 58 inmates were killed when members of a criminal gang known as Comando Classe A (CCA) attacked rivals from the Comando Vermelho (Red Command) gang in Altamira jail in north-eastern Brazil in late July 2019.
The number of dead rose from 57 to 58 after a further body was found among rubble a day later. Sixteen of the dead were decapitated, the others died from asphyxiation after a fire was started in one of the cells.