Police arrest one of Rio de Janeiro's most wanted drug lords

Police on Friday arrested a notorious drug lord who allegedly controlled lucrative drug-dealing corners in several &to=http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/2002/04/18/27744.html' target=_blank>Rio de Janeiro shantytowns.

Robson Andre da Silva, known as Robinho Pinga, was taken into custody in the city of Sorocaba, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of Sao Paulo, said Juliana Xavier, a spokeswoman with Sao Paulo's Public Safety Secretariat.

Police had been searching for Silva since 2002, when he fled after leaving prison on a habeas corpus petition.

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