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pmarc
11-15-11, 14:05
Some pictures I saw today on the news.

I do not have any more info on that weapon, manaufacturer, model, caliber. I will ask around and see if I can uncover these.

http://veja.abril.com.br/assets/pictures/56333/ocupacao-rocinha-vidigal-rio-de-janeiro-11-20111113-size-598.jpg

http://veja.abril.com.br/assets/pictures/56325/ocupacao-rocinha-vidigal-rio-de-janeiro-02-20111113-size-598.jpg

And the venerable UH1
http://veja.abril.com.br/assets/pictures/56324/ocupacao-rocinha-vidigal-rio-de-janeiro-01-20111113-size-598.jpg

For a bit of background: This is Rio State police, with help from the Navy (Brazilian Marines are subordinate to the Navy), Army, Federal Police (sort of FBI), Federal Highway Police.
The guys in black with the skull patch are from BOPE (featured in the Elite Squad movie) and the guys in gray/blue camo are from Batalhão de Choque (shock battalion).

Have seized the biggest slum in Latin America. So far, 69 rifles were aprehended, lots of FALs, some AR pattern (not sure of provenance)
dozens of pistols, ammo, greandes and a minute amount of drugs.

Be aware that a civilian here cannot, barring very special and expensive exceptions, have any modern rifle in 5.56 or 7.62 or any other decent caliber.

This operation was advertised at least a week ago, so the sharks had time to swim away and hide. How come the governor wants to publicize that he is making Rio more safe if he hasn't put massive amounts of criminals behind bars?

The full picture (pun intented) is here: in portuguese (http://veja.abril.com.br/noticia/brasil/bope-encontra-armamento-pesado-no-alto-da-rocinha) and in english (http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-11-15/rio-police-seize-biggest-slum-in-pre-olympics-safety-drive.html) (haven't verified for accuracy)

wahoo95
11-15-11, 14:18
I've seen a lot of DPMS and Bushmasters the times I've been down there.

randolph
11-15-11, 17:07
more info here:
http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-daily/bope-combs-rocinha-for-weapons-drugs-daily/

article mentions finding RPG's

pmarc
11-15-11, 18:16
I've seen a lot of DPMS and Bushmasters the times I've been down there.

I'm curious about what capacity were you in...

The police (and military) are not too keen on letting civilians looking too closely at their stuff.

Maybe you were doing some joint exercises, maybe?


more info here:
http://riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-daily/bope-combs-rocinha-for-weapons-drugs-daily/

article mentions finding RPG's

It is possible to see some mortar rounds over the table. And I guess some AT launchers. Most of reports of AT weaponry are of launchers only (AT4) or just the tubes of some LAW72.

It could even happen that those guys stole the whole stuff but were not willing to employ, due the probable backlash that it would provoke...

Magic_Salad0892
11-15-11, 20:18
Dude looks like Matt Damon in the second picture.

ICANHITHIMMAN
11-15-11, 20:22
Dude looks like Matt Damon in the second picture.

I was going to write the same thing. Hay maybe it is Matt Damonnnnnnnnnnn

Magic_Salad0892
11-15-11, 20:27
I was going to write the same thing. Hay maybe it is Matt Damonnnnnnnnnnn

In the same shit you've seen over, and over, and over again!