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Smooth Criminal: Michael Jackson statue given rifle by Rio narcos

Rio de Janeiro drug gangsters gave a famous statue of Michael Jackson a scary new prop in a photo circulating on Brazilian social media: an assault rifle. Police said Monday that the picture, in which the military style semi-automatic is slung around the King of Pop's neck, was taken "by criminals." "The suspects have been identified and an operation is underway to arrest them," police said in a statement. The picture, taken in daylight, showed off drug traffickers' brazen control over many areas of Rio's favelas at…