Where would Brazilian drug dealers hide? They would hole up in the most dangerous slums in Rio. This was what Rio de Janeiro policemen reported. So they held a raid on the shantytown of Alemao after they asked drug traffickers to surrender who, of course, refused to give in. Nearly 200 people have been arrested or detained, and more than 96 buses and cars have been burned during this operation in Rio de Janeiro, the city that will host the final match of the 2014 World Cup as well as the 2016 Olympics. Inside this post, you can see the photographs that show the operation itself, the reaction of local residents on a drug war and a house of an alleged drug trafficker that looks luxurious compared to ordinary buildings in the Brazilian favelas.
This triplex house belongs to drug lord Alexander Mendes da Silva. It is located in the Complexo do Alemao slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It has a hot tub in the bathroom, a swimming pool on the roof, LCD TVs and air conditioners in each room. But the most unusual decoration of this apartment is a huge Justin Bieber mural on the wall.