Brazil gang leader is found dead after a failed prison break dressed as girl

A 42-year-old man tried to pass as his 19-year-old daughter in a bid to flee prison.



The Brazilian gang leader whose failed prison escape dressed as his daughter made headlines is found dead in his prison cell on Tuesday.

Gangster’s epic attempt to flee prison

The state prison service in Rio de Janeiro stated that officers found the body of Clauvino da Silva, on Tuesday morning at the prison complex he had tried to flee from recently.

Silva who was part of notorious Brazilian gang; had been serving a 73-year sentence when he tried to flee on Saturday with the help of a silicone mask, a black bra and wig, and a skin-tight T-shirt emblazoned with three pink doughnuts.

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According to BBC:

“Prison officials said it appeared that Silva had hanged himself. On Tuesday guards found him in his cell in Bangu 1 prison in Rio de Janeiro state, to which he had been transferred after his unsuccessful escape attempt.”

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A 42-year-old man tried to pass as his 19-year-old daughter

da Silva, affectionately known as Baixinho which means “Shorty”, had an epic fail prison break attempt as he tried to trick prison guards into thinking he was his 19-year-old daughter, who had been visiting and left in Silva’s cell.

da Silva’s daughter, who had stayed in his cell while her father tried to escape, was being investigated along with eight other people for the alleged involvement in the attempted prison break.

Suspicious officials stopped da Silva as he tried to leave the building and demanded he strips before the cameras. This video further went viral all over the world and da Silva was moved into solitary confinement as punishment.

Is this really a win for the prison?

Officials were celebrating their efforts to stop a prison break and distributed photographs and video of his unusual disguise to the media.

The Rio de Janeiro State Secretary of Prison Administration released photos showing Silva in his “girl image”; officials further indicated that da Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, which happens to be one of the most powerful criminal gang in Brazil that control drug trafficking in a large part of Rio.

This is not da Silva’s first attempt to jail-break

Silva had escaped from jail once before, in 2013, when he soldiered through the jail sewer system he was later apprehended.