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Former Brazilian Football Star Adriano Joined The Oldest Criminal Gang in Rio “Comando Vermelho” – Culturebene

Brazilian striker Adriano, former international, now lives in a favela in Rio. It is linked to a deadly gang.

One can earn thousands of euros every week and plunge overnight in hell. This descent characterizes the life of Adriano, powerful Brazilian striker who fell in criminal favelas of Rio.

It was one of the most feared strikers in the early 2000s Adriano, who rocketed especially under the shirt of Parma (2002-2004) and especially that of Inter (2004-2007) radically changed life. “L’Imperatore”, 34, lives far from the glitz and glitter offered by the world of football. The former Seleção scorer (31 goals in 51 selections) returned to his favela in Rio de Janeiro after a gauge of three months in Miami United (MLS).


Vila Cruzeiro is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of Rio de Janeiro. It is controlled by armed drug traffickers to the teeth. Adriano has spent his childhood before conducting a football career eventful. Several Brazilian media, including Globo, Adriano is now a member of the oldest criminal gang in Rio de Janeiro: “Comando Vermelho” ( “Red Commando”). She was trained in prison in 1970. The former striker of Inter Milan is accused of buying an AK-47 that Brazilian gang that should not be too tickled. In 2011, he accidentally fired on a woman.Four years later, the prosecutor asked the Rio Adriano indictment for “drug trafficking, forgery and criminal conspiracy.”

Source: Culturebene


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