A convicted drug dealer who tried to escape prison by dressing up as his teenager daughter has been found dead in his cell.
Clauvino Da Silva went to extreme lengths to break out of a Rio de Janeiro jail on Saturday, with the 42-year-old disguising himself with a silicon mask, wig, glasses and clothing that belonged to his daughter.
Despite reaching the exit doors, the elaborate plan didn’t go through, with Da Silver busted by prison guards who noticed him (her) looking suspicious.
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According to Rio de Janeiro prisons authorities, Da Silver was found dead in his cell three days after the foiled breakout, with reports he had taken his own life.
He was serving a 73-year jail sentence for his role in the Red Command drug gang.
An investigation into the death is ongoing.
BOTCHED ESCAPE ATTEMPT: Brazilian gang leader Clauvino da Silva’s plan to break out of a Rio de Janeiro prison was foiled over this past weekend … but take a look at how he planned to make his great escape. pic.twitter.com/uuAI3tPKET
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