Fourteen buses and two police cars were set on fire and destroyed in the early hours of Sunday morning, June 6 in the Brazilian city of Amazonas Manaus in retaliation for the death of a drug trafficker, the state government said.
Bus services were suspended until enhanced police patrols could be deployed in the city. Manaus has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
Amazonas state security secretary Colonel Louismar Bonates said in a statement that the order to burn public vehicles came from inside the prison where drug gang leaders are imprisoned, writes Reuters.
The vehicles were also set on fire in two neighboring cities, he said.