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An official photograph from Brazilian police shows the duo, who were detained for theft and the illegal possession of a firearm, in Barcelona shirts

An unusual and quite incredible official police photo has been released showing two males being arrested in Brazil wearing Barcelona shirts.

And the duo, who were being detained for theft and the illegal possession of a firearm, are clearly big fans of two of the club's star players, with 'Neymar' and 'Messi' emblazoned on the back of their jerseys.

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An official statement released by the Rio Grande do Sul police on Friday read: “Earlier on Thursday, police of the 1st Precinct Novo Hamburgo conducted 'Operation Projected - Phase III' in the Boa Saude district of that county.

"The action resulted in the arrest of two individuals for theft and illegal possession of a firearm.

"According to the deputy Tarcisio Kaltbach, the operation was aimed at the seizure of arms and drugs across the region the 3rd DPRM (Precinct Metropolitan Regional Police).

"'The pair have several records for receiving [stolen goods], theft, personal injury and traffic crimes,' said the delegate.

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"The suspects were seized with two weapons (a 9mm pistol and .38-caliber revolver) with unmarked vehicle documents, a HT Radio from the Military Brigade and various mobile devices.

"Eight search warrants were secured with the support of 36 police officers of the Police of the 3rd DPRM and 12 municipal guards. The arrested men were taken to the prison system after the court proceedings."

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