BOPE soldiers supressing fire to cover team while they cross the street in Vila Cruzeiro. Vila Cruzeiro was being seen as a important hidingplace for drugtraffickers of the criminal gang called Commando Vermelho (C.V.). That day the local media showed footage of heavily armed drugtraffickers of the C.V. fleeing to the neighbouring Complexo Do Alemao controlled by the Commando Vermelho. During the incursions it came to confrontation between the police and the traffickers. Reports says 33 peoples have been killed mostly drugtraffickers.