Rosario. Thirty-five prisoners from the 1st Capital Command (PCC), The Brazilian criminal mega-organization was born almost two decades ago in the dungeons of the prisons of So Paulo, They escaped from Missiscens prison in southern Paraguay after riots on Sunday afternoon and the shaking of several prison guards. Among those who survived are the leaders of this criminal group of Brazilian origin which organized itself three years ago and was called Massacre of San PedroWhen CCP members He slit the throats of 10 prisoners from a rival clan inside a prison.
The Paraguayan Deputy Minister for Criminal Policy, Alberto Daniel Benítez, assured – in a conversation with Country— that after 35 CCP inmates escaped from Missisense Prison, “every penitentiary in the country was put on alert.” Security forces deployed in the area managed to rescue 28 prisoners who had escaped from the prison, the official said. “We don’t rule out that they went to the border area with Argentina,” Benitez warned. The Misiones Peninsula, where CCP prisoners were held, is located Corrientes, opposite Itati, about 100 kilometers from Ita Bate.
The lack of controls on the river border between Paraguay and Argentina led to this hypothesis, since the area also experiences permanent informal traffic, which favors smuggling and drug trafficking. As LA NACION recently reported in a series of articles, waterways are the main access route to PCC’s drug logistics.
Benitez said those still at large Two CCP leaders, Edilson Silva da Cruz and Victor Manuel Rowho were sentenced at the end of last July for the so-called San Pedro massacre, where references to this criminal group have not blood baptism in this prison and they cut the throats of ten members Clan RotelleA Paraguayan pharmaceutical organization.
Benítez warned that a riot broke out on Sunday afternoon at the Missisense prison, where, after the events, The prisoners overpowered two prison guards, disarmed them, and took over Cell Block C of the prison. After that jumped the wall and barbed wire and ran away. They first took refuge in a hilly area near the prison, where it was difficult to identify the fugitives with a patrol helicopter.
This is the second mass exodus from Paraguay in the past two years. In January 2020, 70 CCP prisoners escaped from Pedro Juan Caballero prison in the north of the country.
The massive exodus of CCP detainees characterizes this criminal group, born in San Pablo prison in 1993, and which is now experiencing a period of expansion to other countries in the region, such as Bolivia, Uruguay and Argentina.
as published Country On June 12, it was revealed that the CCP had bases in the Resistencia and Santa Fe prisons in Argentina, where the criminal group’s cells were found, after the Brazilian government alerted the country’s security ministry. .
Currently, this criminal group, which has spread in the epidemic and Paraguay’s anti-drug prosecutor Marcelo Pechi is accused of ordering and financing the crime on a Colombian beach, It begins to gain a foothold in Argentina and Uruguay from the logistical control of a major cocaine supply route from the old continent: the poorly controlled Paraná-Paraguay waterway, which favors a multi-million dollar business.
The alerts were triggered because the organization, which is originally funded 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 has been confirmed by the experiences of Brazil. There they dominate the peninsula of 20 of the 27 states and have about 40,000 members. In Paraguay, he gave 1500 “baptisms”.
The organization takes advantage of the poor conditions of detention “Loyalty” to prisoners, to those who pay them and help their familiesAnd also cracks left by corruption inside prisons, a feature that sparks with the criminal activity found inside prisons in Argentina, particularly in Santa Fe, as reported by the Public Prosecutor’s Office of drug crime (Prokunar) last September. warned by.
CCP members who gain freedom by serving their sentence or escaping from prison are funded through atonements through a collection system among Narco Lodge members.