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Arrested in Miami, Rio de Janeiro on the run for 20 years for traffic deaths

The Immigration Service of the United States of America (USA) arrested, this Sunday (3), in Miami, USA, the carioca, Marcelo Henrique Negrão Kijak, a fugitive for 20 years, who was on the Interpol Red Diffusion list to request of the Brazilian Justice. The arrest was made possible through information provided by the Federal Police.Arrested in Miami, Rio de Janeiro on the run for 20 years for traffic deaths

The prisoner, born in Rio de Janeiro, is accused of being responsible for a traffic accident, which took place in 2003, in Barra da Tijuca, which resulted in the death of three young people: Fabrício, Mariane and Juliane. The case had a lot of repercussion at the time and gained notoriety in the country when the father of one of the victims, Fernando Diniz, created the non-governmental organization, Trânsito Amigo, which fights for the awareness of drivers and against impunity in traffic crimes, with a decisive role. in the approval of Law 11,705/08, the so-called Dry Law.

Marcelo Kijak, in addition to traveling above the permitted speed, driving in a zigzag pattern, had used psychoactive substances. The three young men had caught a ride with Kijak who was practicing a split. The car hit a pole and overturned. The driver was not hurt.

The location and arrest of the accused were carried out by the American authorities thanks to the joint action of federal police officers from the International Capture Center of the Federal Police with the support of the International Police Cooperation Center in Rio de Janeiro.

Upon arrest, at Miami Airport, Marcelo Kijak was carrying an Israeli passport under another name and was boarding a flight to Israel, a country to which he fled shortly after the crime, and acquired nationality in an attempt to remain a fugitive from Brazilian justice.

The arrest was carried out and, after the usual formalities, the prisoner was sent to the American prison system until definitive extradition to Brazil, where he could be sentenced to up to 12 years in prison in a closed regime.

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