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  6/12/2014, Sivan 14, 5774

Israeli Drone Helps Nab Brazilian Drug Kingpin


As Brazilian authorities work hard to crack down on the country's notorious organized crime rings ahead of the World Cup, Israeli technology is playing a crucial role.

This morning, it was revealed that one of the most dramatic illustrations of that fact occurred back in March, when Brazilian police finally nabbed a high-profile drug gang leader known by his nickname "Little P". According to Bloomberg News, the successful operation - seen as an important victory in the government's desperate bid to "pacify" violence in Brazil's slums - was made possible through the use of an Israeli-produced Heron reconnaissance drone, produced by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.