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Man attempts prison escape dressed as his daughter

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — A Brazilian drug dealer who tried to escape from prison Saturday, was captured before leaving the grounds found dressed as a young woman.

Prison officials became suspicious of the “young woman” after her evasive attitude when leaving the prison on a visitor’s day. Upon inspection, officials found one of their own prisoners disguised wearing a silicone mask, wig, glasses and womens clothing.

The outfit was to resemble that of his 19-year-old daughter, who was able to smuggle the gear into her father since she is pregnant and able to avoid x-ray detectors.

Clauvino da Silva was sent back to his cell. His daughter, identified as Ana Gabriele Leandro da Silva, was arrested and must answer to authorities for the crime of facilitating escape.

Photo: Secretaria de Estado de Administración Penitenciaria

Clauvino da Silva is being held in Bangú 3, one of the largest prison complexes in Rio de Janeiro.

According to the Secretariat of Penitentiary Administration of the state of Rio de Janeiro , Clauvino da Silva, known as ‘Baixinho’ (short), has been sentenced to 73 years and ten months in prison for various crimes. On Monday he was placed in a solitary maximum security cell of the Bangú 1 prison complex where he will remain for ten days.

In 2013, Da Silva and 30 other prisoners fled from one of the prisons of the same complex through the sewer system, but a month later, he was arrested again when police intervened in a territorial dispute over drug trafficking in the city of Angra dos Reis, also in the state of Rio de Janeiro.