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10 November 2011
Wanted Rio slum drug lord Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes...aka 'Nem'...was captured hiding in the trunk of a car exiting the Rocinha slum.
One of his 3 escorts even tried to bribe officers at first with 20k reais/$11,000...then with 1mn reais/$570,000!
Nem, 35, is reputed head of a 200-member gang that controls drug sales in the Rocinha and Vidigal favelas/slums.