Paraguayan police arrest six Brazilians suspected of participating in executions last Saturday – Prime Time Zone

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Four people were killed in the border town of Pedro Juan Caballero, including two young Brazilian women

Divulgação / Department Against Organized CrimeParaguayan police forwarded the detainees to the local Public Ministry

A National Police do Paraguay arrested on Monday morning, 11, six accused of participating in the four executions carried out in Pedro Juan Caballero, a city that borders the Brazilian municipality of Ponta Porã (MS), last Saturday morning, 9. The prisoners were identified as Hywulysson Foresto, Juares Alves da Silva, Luis Fernando Armando and Silva Simões, Gabriel Veiga de Sousa, Farley José Cisto da Silva Leite Carrijo and Douglas Ribeiro Gomes. Haylee Carolina Acevedo Yunis, 21, daughter of Ronald Acevedo, governor of Amambay, Paraguay; Brazilian Kaline Reinoso de Oliveira, 22 years old, killed by 14 shots, and Rhamye Jamilly Borges de Oliveira, 18 years old, killed by 10 shots and Omar Vicente Álvarez Grance, 32 years old, known as Bebeto and hit by 31 shots, that would be the main target of the attack.

The operation was initiated by agents of the National Police’s Regional Investigation of Punishable Acts Department, with help from the Department against Organized Crime. According to the National Police, the clue that led them to the scene was the information that a truck used in the slaughter was incinerated in the last few hours, and that they arrived at the house from which the killers had left. Another suspect was arrested on Sunday, 10, after a chase involving police from both countries, and a car that may have been used in the attack was seized. The situation on the border between Ponta Porã and Pedro Juan Caballero has been tense in recent weeks: in addition to the four executions, a Ponta Porã councilor was killed last Friday, the 8th, in a case still being investigated by the civil police of Mato Grosso do Sul.