Photo Gallery: Life as a Favela Drug Queen
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Photo Gallery: Life as a Favela Drug Queen

Coming Clean Ex Rio Drug Queen Recalls Life of Crime

Fabiana Escobar was married to one of the most powerful drug lords in Rio de Janeiro. Together they helped run the cocaine trade in the city's largest favela. But her husband was thrown in jail, and police retook control of the slum. Now Escobar says she wants to stop other women from making the same mistakes she made.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan