Security operation in Rio de Janeiro
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Drug gangs driven from Rio de Janeiro favelas

A major operation to push drug gangs away from Rio de Janeiro's favelas has seen hundreds of security officials occupy the shanty towns.

Armoured vehicles and helicopters supported the officers, who met with no resistance.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 07 Oct 2013
Go to next video: Ten Rio police charged with murder