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Brazilian reporter indicted for alleged ties to drug gang



Journalist Maritânia Forlin has been formally indicted for her alleged role in trading police information for exclusives with drug traffickers, Terra reports. She was one of 25 individuals in Paraná state indicted for various crimes, including misrepresentation and criminal conspiracy, Gazeta do Povo explains.

According to the police, quoted by Gazeta, Forlin “would participate in police operations, do interviews, then pass privileged information to the gang.”

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