at Least 75 inmates is on Sunday escaped from a prison in Paraguay. The prisoners escaped, apparently through a tunnel they had dug, and which prison guards allegedly knew of.
Many of the escapees are members of Brazil's most powerful gang.
It informs the organisation of paraguayan government.
the Director of the prison, located in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, near the border with Brazil, is in the aftermath of the fangeflugten been fired. The same is six other employees in the prison.
It tells the Paraguay's minister of justice, Cecilia Pérez, told reporters.
According to the organisation of paraguayan government belongs to several of the escaped prisoners Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC). It is according to the government Brazil's most powerful and sophisticated criminal gang with nearly 20,000 members, of whom 6000 are sitting behind bars.
- the Escape is an operation which took several days. Therefore, it is impossible for the fængselsansatte not to have discovered what was going on. This was obviously a paid operation, says Cecilia Pérez to the local radio station Monumental.
the Authorities describing prisoners as 'very dangerous'.
the border region near Pedro Juan Caballero is regarded as a transit point for drug smuggling for gangs.
Paraguay's government informs that it has notified the brazilian police on fangeflugten. The government considers, however, that the prisoners still in Paraguay.
- There are many forests in the area, and they know the territory. There are very dangerous people, says the organisation of paraguayan state prosecutor Sandra Quiñónez to the Monumental.
Brazil's justice minister, Sérgio Moro, says that the brazilian authorities are ready to help Paraguay to capture the escaped criminal.
According to the brazilian authorities have increased security along the border.
- If they return to Brazil, they get a one-way ticket to a federal prison, says Sérgio Moro.