The First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital – PCC) was inspired by the Red Command (Comando Vermelho). Both criminal organizations were formed by prisoners as self-protection groups in Brazil's brutal prison system.READ FULL PROFILE
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Uruguay is becoming an increasingly popular stop along the cocaine pipeline to Europe. But authorities are struggling to respond.
Brazil's largest gang, the PCC, could be trying to take over the marijuana business in neighboring Paraguay.
Portugal has seized a blizzard of cocaine in recent months, underscoring the country's role as a major drug hub.
Paraguay has seen yet another prison escape, with dozens of inmates fleeing. How can this end?…
Brazil’s cocaine and marijuana markets were affected very differently by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gilberto Aparecido Dos Santos, alias “Fuminho,” is one of the leaders of Brazil’s largest criminal gang, the First Capital Command (Primeiro Comando da Capital – PCC).