Brazilian police say 12 people have been killed, including an
officer and a four-year-old boy, during a raid on drug gangs in western
Three officers were wounded when about 500 police officers backed by helicopters and armed vehicles confronted alleged traffickers in the Coreira and Senador Camara slums, police said.
arrests were made and five rifles, a machine gun, four hand grenades and
unspecified quantities of cocaine and marijuana were confiscated.
Since being elected to office in January, Rio governor Sergio Cabral has pledged a relentless crackdown on drug gangs and their control over