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Brazil Arrests Notorious Drug Kingpin.

Brasilia, July 2 (ONA) --- The Brazilian police have captured a notorious drug kingpin who used plastic surgery to evade capture for almost 30 years, authorities said.

According to the BBC, Luiz Carlos da Rocha - nicknamed "White Head" - is believed to be the leader of a massive cocaine empire in South America.

Federal police said sentences handed down to Rocha amount to more than 50 years of prison time.

Police said he was "a criminal who lived discreetly and in the shadows".

Rocha was arrested in Sorriso, in the western state of Mato Grosso, on Saturday, a police statement said.

The BCC reported that the drug kingpin had been living in the city under the assumed name Vitor Luiz de Moraes. Agents compared old known photos of Rocha to the images of the new suspect, "and concluded that Luiz Carlos da Rocha and Vitor Luiz are the same person".

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