[QODLink]
Americas
Brazil drug gangs ban sale of crack cocaine
Gang leaders say ban is motivated by drug-related problems, but police call it a trick.
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2012 03:46

Drug gangs controlling two of Rio de Janeiro's most notorious slums have banned the sale of crack cocaine.

Gang leaders say their move was motivated by problems the drug use brought, like addicts robbing homes and killing each other. But city officials say the move is a ruse to persuade police to call off operations in the slums.

Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Rio de Janeiro.

62

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Israel's Operation Protective Edge is the third major offensive on the Gaza Strip in six years.
Muslims and Arabs in the US say they face discrimination in many areas of life, 13 years after the 9/11 attacks.
At one UN site alone, approximately four children below the age of five are dying each day.
Featured
Cyprus is a tax haven and has long attracted wealthy Russians, but it could become a European energy hub.
Palestinians in Gaza have been shocked by the scale of Israeli destruction, as long-term truce efforts continue.
The Positive Action Foundation Philippines, manned by HIV-positive staff, provides care to those who have no one else.
A former rebel's museum keeps alive memories of the July 26, 1953 veterans who launched Cuba's revolution.
A revolutionary new treatment is halving hospitalisation rates for severe asthma sufferers.
join our mailing list