07/11/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Drug War: Brazil Drug Crackdown Arrests Dozens, Including 19 Police

At least 41 people were arrested Tuesday, among them 19 police officers, in the largest operation conducted by authorities in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro against bands of paramilitaries who are vying with drug traffickers for control of the "favelas," as the vast shantytowns or slums are known.

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