35 inmates belonging to the Brazilian criminal mega-organization fled the Missisenses prison in southern Paraguay on Sunday afternoon after rioting and undermining several prison guards. They fear they may go to the border with Argentina.
Among those who survived are the leaders of this Brazilian-originating criminal group called the San Pedro massacre three years ago, when PCC members killed 10 prisoners of a rival clan inside a prison.
Paraguay’s deputy minister of criminal policy, Alberto Daniel Benítez, said security forces stationed in the area managed to retrieve 28 prisoners who had escaped from the prison.
“We do not rule out that they are moving towards the border area with Argentina”, Benitez warned La Nacional. The Mississes peninsula, where the PCC prisoners were held, is located opposite Itati, Corrientes, about 100 kilometers from Ita Bate. ,
The lack of controls on the river border between Paraguay and Argentina led to this hypothesis, as the area also has permanent informal traffic, which favors smuggling and drug trafficking.
Benitez said two of them are PCC leaders, Adilson Silva da Cruz and Victor Manuel Roa, who were convicted late last July of the so-called San Pedro massacre, where members of this criminal group baptized blood. In that prison and he slit the throats of ten members of the Paraguayan drug organization, the Rotella clan.
Benítez warned that during Sunday afternoon a riot broke out at Missisense Prison, where, following the events, inmates lowered two prison guards, disarmed them and occupied the prison’s Pavilion C.
After this, jumped the wall and barbed wire and fled. They first took shelter in a hilly area near the prison, where it was difficult to identify the fugitives with a patrol helicopter.
who are these criminals
The mass exodus of PCC prisoners characterizes this criminal group, which originated in the San Pablo prison in 1993, and is today in a period of expansion into other countries in the region, such as Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina.
in present, This criminal group, which expanded in the pandemic and is accused of ordering and funding the crime of Paraguayan anti-drug prosecutor Marcelo Pecchi, on a Colombian beach.Begins to gain a foothold in Argentina and Uruguay from logistical control of a major route for the supply of cocaine to the old continent: the Paraná-Paraguay waterway, which has few controls, which favors a multimillion-dollar business.
The alerts went off because the organization, which is originally financed by drug trafficking—with which it collects $500 million a year, according to the So Paulo Public Ministry—has very rapidly expanding power inside prisons, as That has been confirmed by the experiences of Brazil.
They dominate the peninsula of 20 of Brazil’s 27 states and have an estimated 40,000 members. In Paraguay he has given 1500 “baptisms”.
The organization takes advantage of the poor conditions of detention to “loyalize” prisoners to whom they pay and help their families, and the cracks left by corruption inside prisons, a trait that Argentina has been through. Glowing revealed criminal activity inside prisons, especially in Santa Fe, was detected last September, according to a report by the Narcocriminality Attorney’s Office (Prokunar) warned last September.
PCC members who achieve freedom by serving their sentences or escaping prison are financed from atonements through a collection system among members of the Narco Lodge.
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