Brazilian prison guards catch drug trafficker inmate dressing as his daughter to escape
Clauvino da Silva, 42, tried to bust out of Rio’s Gericino prison pretending to be the 19-year-old – who he was going to leave behind.
The prisoner was dressed in a wig, semi-decent looking mask and clothes that could pass as feminine at the Bangu penitentiary complex. It was the odd-looking face that first raised eyebrows and prison staff asked the inmate to strip off all the layers to see who was lurking behind the mask.
The convicted drug dealer’s amazing get-up was so convincing prison staff only stopped him at the end of visiting time.
Guards became suspicious because he started acting too nervously.
The inmate is named Clauvino da Silva, nicknamed ‘baixinho’ or shorty, a member of the Red Command, one of the main criminal organisations of the state.
Officials said the daughter could be charged with aiding a prison escape. They said the 19-year-old had come to visit her father, Clauvino da Silva, at the jail in Rio de Janeiro known as Bangu 3, where he was serving a sentence of 73 years and 10 months.
The prison authorities said Silva was planning to leave his daughter behind while he made a dash for freedom by impersonating her.
But the guards were not fooled by the homemade disguise, and after making him pose in front of the prison for photos they released to the press, the convict was returned to a cell.