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BRAZIL: 108 suspects arrested in operation against pedophiles

A raid by armed policemen across 24 states including the Brazilian capital of Brazilia, witnessed the arrest of no less than 108 suspected pedophiles across the latin American country.

Reports say the six month operation which involved US and European immigration officials came to light after investigators found more than 150,000 files containing disturbing images.

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Justice Minister Torquato Jardim said those detained were part of a ring that shared pornographic images of children through computers and mobile phones.

According to Mr Jardim, the paedophiles use sophisticated techniques to evade police investigations.

“They store their illegal, criminal photos in a computer of someone in another part of the country or even abroad,” he said.

“And often the people storing the content are unaware,” added Mr Jardim.



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