Members of the Elite Unit of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) posing between manoeuvres by the Christ the Reedemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP Members of the Elite Unit of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) posing between manoeuvres by the Christ the Reedemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
Members of the Elite Unit of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) posing between manoeuvres by the Christ the Reedemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP

Brazil gangbusters target elite police unit in widening corruption probe

Several members of Rio’s revered Special Police Operations Battalion taken down in ‘Operation Black Evil’.

Members of the Elite Unit of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) posing between manoeuvres by the Christ the Reedemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP Members of the Elite Unit of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) posing between manoeuvres by the Christ the Reedemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
Members of the Elite Unit of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) posing between manoeuvres by the Christ the Reedemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: AFP
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