All About Brazil Groups

BRAZIL

Bala na Cara

BRAZIL / 27 JUL 2021

Bala na Cara (BNC) is a prominent criminal group in Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul.

BRAZIL GROUPS / AUGUST 13, 2021

Escritório do Crime is one of the largest and most powerful militia groups in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro.

BRAZIL / MARCH 5, 2020

Family of the North (Familia do Norte - FDN) is Brazil’s third-largest criminal group, with a strong presence in the north of the country.

AMIGOS DOS AMIGOS / MARCH 30, 2018

Amigos dos Amigos is a criminal group based in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro.

BRAZIL / 26 APRIL, 2018

The Pure Third Command (Terceiro Comando Puro) is one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil’s second-largest city, Rio de Janeiro.

BRAZIL / MARCH 9, 2020

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…

BRAZIL GROUPS / JULY 17, 2022

The Red Command (CV) is one of Brazil's main criminal forces, dominating drug trafficking in much of the country and recruiting thousands of members from prisons.

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