Brazilian gang leader dresses as daughter in attempted prison break

Brazilian gang leader dresses as daughter in attempted prison break

Brazilian gang leader dresses as daughter in attempted prison break

The telenovela-like escape attempt occurred Saturday during visiting hours at Rio's Gabriel Ferreira Castilho Prison Complex, where da Silva's is serving his 73-year-plus sentence for drug trafficking, The Rio Times reported Monday.

The plot was framed around his daughter's visit where he meant to switch places with her and walk out of the correctional facility.

A Rio De-Janiero based drug trafficker, Clauvino da Silva attempted a prison break.

The convicted drug dealer's fantastic get-up was so convincing prison staff only stopped him at the end of visiting time because why? However, prison officials noted da Silva's nervousness gave him away. Now law enforcement authorities are figuring out how the daughter of the drug lord helped him.

Da Silva, known as "Shorty", was filmed standing awkwardly with his hands behind his back as prison officials slowly removed the costume.

They also posted a video online of da Silva removing the mask and clothes before stating his full name for the camera.

His daughter and seven other people who had recently visited Silva are being questioned.

One Brazilian drug lord chose to shoot his shot in breaking out of prison in the most low-budget way possible - by disguising himself as his own daughter.

Police say they are now investigating the person partially responsible for giving these items to Silva to try to escape out of jail.

Officials said da Silva was part of the leadership of one of Brazil's most powerful criminal groups.

He has since been transferred to a maximum security prison and will likely face disciplinary measures.

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