Guns captured by the police in Rio de Janeiro

    Vinícius Cavalcante sent me the below photos of guns captured by the police in Rio de Janeiro during recent operations in the favelas of Vila Cruzeiro and the Complexo do Alemão. Everything from belt-fed machine guns to mortars to AKs, Thompsons and Garands are represented. The drug dealers do not let their colleagues in Columbia or Mexico outdo them.

    Click on the photos to enlarge them.

    Some readers asked why the Brazilian’s went into the slums with machine guns. I think this is why.
    Desert Eagle … something no druglord should be without.
    Look at the condition of these grenades.

    [ Many thanks to Vinícius for emailing me the photos. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!