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BC-LT--Brazil-Militias A, 0135

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Police in Brazil say they have arrested nine people suspected of belonging to a paramilitary militia group in one of Rio de Janeiro's most violent districts. Four of the suspects are police officers.
Inspector Alexandre Herdy says the nine were taken into custody on Wednesday morning.
He says the group is suspected of forcing residents of the Baixada Fluminense district to pay monthly fees for protection ...