Police arrest financier of attack against banks in Araçatuba – Prime Time Zone

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Paulo César Dutra Gabrir took part in the attacks; documents show that the action would have cost around BRL 600 thousand

Playback/Youth Pan RadioAttack on banks in Araçatuba left three dead and five injured

The Criminal Investigation Department (DEIC) arrested on Wednesday, 8, a man suspected of participating in attacks on banks in Aracatuba that occurred in the last week. Paulo César Dutra Gabrir, 33, is appointed as the gang’s financial director. According to the Civil Police, he himself assumed that he was involved in the attacks. Paulo Gabrir has criminal records for theft and murder. At his residence, agents seized two luxury cars and documents linked to a criminal organization — which indicate the suspect’s activities in several other cities in Brazil. The documents indicate that the attacks in Araçatuba would have cost around R$600,000. Besides Paulo, the police also arrested two other people: the girlfriend of the sponsor of the act, Michele Maria da Silva, 41 years old, on the run for involvement in drug trafficking, and Emerson Henrique Dias, 25, who introduced himself to the police as a friend and employee of Gabrir. Police searched the Emerson home, where they found accounting material relating to a criminal faction. Emerson also had a history of robbery and had just been released from a prison in Araçatuba. The three will be forwarded to CDP.

*With information from reporter Caterina Achutti