Brazilian gangster Clauvino da Silva wore silicon mask, wig and glasses to impersonate his daughter and walk out of Rio prison.
The plan was to leave Silva’s daughter in prison while he escaped.
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However, despite being dressed in his daughter’s clothes, Silva could not make it out of Rio de Janeiro prison as his nervousness gave him away, prison officials said.
Police are looking into the daughter's possible role as an accomplice in the failed attempt to escape from Gericinó prison.
Rio’s State Secretary of Prison Administration released photos of da Silva dressed as a girl donning a mask, long dark-haired wig, wearing tight jeans and a pink shirt.
A video also was released which showed Silva removing the mask and some of the clothes.
Silva was part of the leadership of the Red Command, one of the most powerful criminal groups in Brazil that controlled drug trafficking in Rio.
Silva has now been transferred to a unit of a maximum-security prison and will face disciplinary actions, officials said.