Police say a radio journalist known for denouncing drug traffickers and organized crime groups has been murdered in northeastern Brazil.

They say three men armed with machine guns and pistols killed Djalma Santos da Conceicao Saturday night in the small town of Conceicao da Feira in the state of Bahia.

Police inspector Gustavo Coutinho says the gunmen barged into a small bar where the journalist was taking part in a party and "abducted, tortured and murdered" him before dumping his body in a rural zone outside the town.

He was the second Brazilian journalist killed in less than a week.

The decapitated body of blogger Evany Jose Metzkera was found May 18 in a rural zone in southeastern Minas Gerais state.