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Brazil: Gang leader attempts prison escape dressed as daughter

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 5, 2019 at 16:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Brazilian gang leader’s alleged attempt to escape from prison while dressed as his daughter was foiled by prison staff in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

Footage released by the prison shows Clauvino da Silva, also known as “Shorty,” removing his disguise, which included a silicone mask, long-haired wig and pink t-shirt. His bid to escape, which involved a prison visit from his daughter, was thwarted after prison guards noticed him acting nervously.

Silva’s 19 year old daughter, who was left inside the prison as part of the plan, will reportedly be charged with abetting prison escape and could be jailed for up to two years.

Other suspects are also being investigated for their alleged roles in smuggling the disguise into the penitentiary.

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A Brazilian gang leader’s alleged attempt to escape from prison while dressed as his daughter was foiled by prison staff in Rio de Janeiro on Monday.

Footage released by the prison shows Clauvino da Silva, also known as “Shorty,” removing his disguise, which included a silicone mask, long-haired wig and pink t-shirt. His bid to escape, which involved a prison visit from his daughter, was thwarted after prison guards noticed him acting nervously.

Silva’s 19 year old daughter, who was left inside the prison as part of the plan, will reportedly be charged with abetting prison escape and could be jailed for up to two years.

Other suspects are also being investigated for their alleged roles in smuggling the disguise into the penitentiary.

MANDATORY CREDIT: SEAP RJ

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