Nearly 1,000 murder suspects held in Brazil police operation

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Police in Brazi carried out a massive anti-murder operation across every state, arresting 968 suspects in just one day.

Officers shared real-time updates of the so-called Operation Cronos on social media, including photos and videos.

Of the detained, 56 people have been accused of gender-based killings and domestic violence.

Officials said they hoped "to prevent future crimes" by "imprisoning murderers".

During the first phase of the operation in August, police arrested nearly 3,000 people.
 

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