Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 44: Peixão Facção Builds a Canal Bridge to Elude Police

John P. Sullivan, José de Arimatéia da Cruz, and Robert J. Bunker, “Third Generation Gangs Strategic Note No. 44: Peixão Facção Builds a Canal Bridge to Elude Police and Consolidate Criminal Governance.” Small Wars Journal. 27 November 2021.


The drug trafficking faction (facção) in the “Complexo de Israel” (Israel Complex) led by Álvaro Malaquias Santa Rosa, known as Peixão (Big Fish) built a bridge over a canal in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte (North Zone) to elude police surveillance. The bridge connects the Favela das Cinco Bocas, in Brás de Pina, to Cidade Alta, in Cordovil.



SWJ Strategic Note 44 at CO Futures Site
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