Justice in Rio condemns two militiamen who worked in the west zone

Each was sentenced to nine years in prison in a closed regime.

Published in 26/11/2021 - 17:58 By Agência Brasil - Rio de Janeiro

The 4th Court of the Jury of Rio de Janeiro condemned militia members Gerardo Alves Mascarenhas, called Pirata, and Benedito Aurélio Ferreira Carvalho, members of a criminal organization that works in communities in the west zone of the municipality of Rio. Gerardo and Benedito were each convicted. , to nine years in prison in a closed regime.

According to the Special Action Group for Combating Organized Crime (Gaeco) of the State Public Ministry, the two accused were targeted by Operation Untouchables, carried out in 2019, to arrest 13 members of a criminal organization operating in the communities of Rio das Pedras and Muzema, in Jacarepaguá. Benedito was arrested in January 2019, and Gerardo in September of the same year, in the municipality of Coreaú, Ceará. In addition to serving as "oranges" for the criminal organization, Gerardo was also part of the armed wing of the local militia.

Recently, Gaeco obtained in court the conviction of eight other militia members Ronald Paulo Alves Pereira, Daniel Alves de Souza, Mauricio Silva Costa, Maurição; Manoel de Brito Batista; Fabio Campelo Lima, Fabiano Cordeiro Ferreira, the Magician; Jorge Alberto Moreth, Beto Bomba and Laerte Silva de Lima, all members of a militia group that works in communities in the west side of Rio.

Text translated using artificial intelligence.

Edition: Maria Claudia

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