A whole bunch of policemen raided a plaza in Brazilian metropolis Sao Paulo on Wednesday, arresting dozens of individuals promoting crack and cocaine and destroying addicts’ tents
SAO PAULO — A whole bunch of law enforcement officials raided a plaza in Sao Paulo on Wednesday, arresting dozens of individuals promoting crack and cocaine and destroying addicts’ tents in Brazil’s largest metropolis.
Helicopter footage from native tv station File confirmed addicts leaving the sq. after the raid.
The Princesa Isabel sq. is near a area nicknamed “Crackland” the place a whole lot of addicts collect daily to purchase medicine. Some come from cities in Sao Paulo state’s countryside and find yourself residing there completely.
Final month, Sao Paulo’s Metropolis Corridor put in barricades across the sq. to forestall addicts from utilizing it. The barricades had been quickly eliminated, and the sq. as soon as once more stuffed with tents.
Raids and comparable actions by police in recent times have solely despatched addicts to different elements of Sao Paulo’s metropolis heart.