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Wrecking Ball: Brazilian Gangster Pays High Price by Attending World Cup

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An internationally-wanted Brazilian man was arrested by Interpol officials immediately after the Brazilian national team played in St. Petersburg, a local newspaper reported. The law enforcement officials, however, let the man watch the game until the end.

A Brazilian gangster, 31-year-old Rodrigo Dinardi Vicentini, was detained at the St. Petersburg Arena stadium on June 22: Interpol had been searching for him since 2017. He came to Russia from London, using a forged passport and presenting himself as an Italian citizen.

Vicentini is suspected of being part of a gang that raided post offices. The group was reportedly led by 31-year-old Jacqueline da Luz.

The Brazilian criminal will spend several months in the pre-trial detention center in St. Petersburg, after which he will be extradited to Brazil. The man is suspected of committing more than a dozen raids. He can face up to 50 years in prison.

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At the World Cup, which is taking place in Russia from June 14 to July 15, Brazil's first game ended in a draw, but on June 22 the team won 2-0 against Costa Rica.

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