Prison authorities have arrested a Brazilian drug Lord who dressed as his nineteen years old daughter in order to escape from jail.

Prison authorities in Rio de Janeiro released a video showing the inmate wearing a wig, a silicone mask, a bra and a tight-fitting T-shirt.

The 42-year-old removes the items one by one to reveal a muscular physique very unlike that of his daughter.

The daughter could be charged for aiding prison escape, officials have said.

They said the 19-year-old had come to visit her father, Clauvino da Silva, at the jail in Rio de Janeiro known as Bangu 3, where he was serving a sentence of 73 years and 10 months.

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The prison authorities said Silva was planning to leave his daughter behind while he made a dash for freedom by impersonating her.

But the guards were not fooled by the homemade disguise, and after making him pose in front of the prison for photos they released to the press, the convict was returned to a cell.

It is not the first time an inmate leaves a relative behind in jail while he escapes.

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Silva thought his small stature would help him pass as his teenage daughter
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His daughter and seven other people who had recently visited Silva are being questioned. Prison officials believe they smuggled the items Silva used to disguise himself in with them.

They suspect that one of them, a pregnant woman who was not searched by the guards, had hidden the wig and the glasses used by Silva on herself.

Prison officials believe the items were smuggled in by people visiting Silva

This was not the first escape attempt by Silva. In 2013, he was among a group of 31 prisoners who fled the Vicente Piragibe Penal Institute in Gericino through the jail’s sewer system. He was later apprehended.

Officials said this could lead to him being moved to a maximum security prison to prevent him from planning further escape.


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