Brazilian Gang Leader Found Dead In Cell After Escape Attempt

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Brazilliam gang leader Clauvino da Silva, 42, who attempted to escape prison dressed as his 19-year-old daughter, has been found dead in his cell in Rio de Janeiro.


According  to authorities, da Silva appeared to have taken his own life on Tuesday morning. Clauvink was set to serve a nearly 73-year sentence when he tried to flee on Saturday wearing a silicone mask, a wig, and a pink T-shirt.

Silva was hoping to trick the prison officers into thinking he was his 19-year-old daughter, who he had planned to leave behind in his jail cell.

Suspicious officials stopped him as he tried to leave the compound and made him remove the mask and clothing. Silva was moved into solitary confinement as punishment.

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