Gang Leader Dressed As His Own Teenage Daughter In Jail Break Bid

Clauvino da Silva wore a silicone mask, wig, pink shirt and tight jeans.

A Brazilian gang leader tried to escape from prison by dressing up as his teenage daughter when she visited him behind bars.

Clauvino da Silva, known as “Shorty” tried to leave the prison in the west of Rio de Janeiro, dressed as the 19-year-old, but was rumbled because he was so nervous.

Da Silva’s plan was apparently to leave his daughter in jail and police are looking into her possible role as an accomplice in Saturday’s failed escape attempt from Gericino prison.

Clauvino da Silva dressed as his 19-year-old daughter in a bid to escape from Gericino prison on Saturday
Clauvino da Silva dressed as his 19-year-old daughter in a bid to escape from Gericino prison on Saturday
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He had planned to leave his daughter behind bars in his place
He had planned to leave his daughter behind bars in his place
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Rio’s State Secretary of Prison Administration released photos showing da Silva in a silicon girl’s mask and long dark-haired wig, wearing tight jeans and a pink shirt with a cartoon image of doughnuts.

They also released a video in which da Silva can be seen removing the mask and some of the clothes, and saying his full name.

Authorities say da Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil that controlled drug trafficking in a large part of Rio.

After the failed escape bid, da Silva was transferred to a unit of a maximum-security prison and will face disciplinary sanctions, officials said.

The gang leader has now been transferred to a maximum-security prison
The gang leader has now been transferred to a maximum-security prison
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