Brazil gang leader found dead after trying to escape prison dressed as his daughter

A Brazilian prisoner who dressed up as his teenage daughter in a jailbreak attempt has been found dead in his cell, apparently having killed himself, according to Rio de Janeiro state authorities.

Convicted Rio drug trafficker Clauvino da Silva, 42, was caught trying to break out of jail on Saturday 3rd August. He was wearing a silicone mask, a black wig, a bra and a tight T-shirt.

His plan was apparently to leave his 19-year-old daughter inside the jail. Police believed she was involved as an accomplice in the failed escape attempt from Gericinó prison.