Monday, May 29, 2023

Chile: the leader and six members of the “Train de Aragua” cell were captured

The operation was directed by a Venezuelan woman, along with four other subjects of the same nationality. A Peruvian and a Colombian were also arrested.

Courtesy Twitter Prosecutor’s Office Erica – Parinakota | More than 50 people have been arrested so far on charges of having links with criminal gangs.

The Investigative Police (PDI) conducted massive raids in the Arica and Parinacota area, which ended with the arrest of eight people linked to the “Aragua train”.

In coordinated work with the Ministry of Public Affairs, 31 houses located in the Cerro Chuno sector were raided by approximately 200 police officers from various regions of the country’s north. Altogether seven people were arrested; Five of Venezuelan nationality, in addition to one Peruvian and one Colombian.

Those detained will be brought before the Court of Guarantee in Arica to face custody control. They will be charged with illicit relations, drug trafficking, violation of arms laws, human trafficking and other crimes.

In addition, an operation called “Tren del Norte 3” captured a Venezuelan woman who coordinated the illegal activities of the criminal organization in that place. During the proceedings, it turned out that, after the previous arrest of most of the leaders of “Los Gallegos”, this woman had become the leader of operations, mainly in drug trafficking.

In this regard, regional prosecutor Mario Carrera explained that “basically we are investigating Los Gallegos and another cell called Tren del Corro. We already have 51 people in pre-trial detention, and eight of these Detainees have been added to this. Seven in flagrante delicto terms, as well as a woman who was held because of a pending arrest warrant.”

Along the same lines, he stressed that “mainly weapons have been recovered,” and recalled that “on this date last year we had more than twice as many homicides as today. The results are out.”

Carrera also pointed out that “the cells operating in this region have more links with the cells present in Peru. Even we are already requesting the extradition orders of the leaders of this organization. The links are mainly Se has to do with Tacna, Arequipa, Lima and Venezuela.

For his part, Mauricio Atala, vice-prefect chief of anti-narcotics and northern organized crime of the PDI, indicated that after these raids “the criminal structure Tren del Norte established or tried to establish itself in the Arica region. , we have practically already reached the final stages, where one of the most important components with the administration of funds of this criminal structure has been detained with evidence of the criminal, accounting interest, various documents Which proves a certain hierarchy within this criminal group.”

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