More than 11,000 military and police officers Venezuela Earlier this Wednesday, they captured Tokoron Prison, the gang’s operational hub. Train from Aragua, which operates in several Latin American countries. After the “liberation operation of Cacique Guaicaipuro,” the Tocoron Prison Center (Aragua, North) “will go through a restructuring process and will be completely emptied,” the government said in a statement.
“A lot 11,000 qualified employeesThe national prison system is ready to be restored and dignified,” officials announced earlier.
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During surgery “The center of the conspiracy and crime used by an international criminal network against the Venezuelan people has been eliminated.”
from st Directs the band Train from AraguaIts tentacles have spread to many countries in the region.
The prison, complete with a swimming pool, a baseball field, a zoo and a luxury nightclub, as well as a fortress of sorts, was controlled by this criminal group with complete impunity. Dedicated to kidnapping, extortion and other crimes.
Videos posted on social media show women and children inside the facility.
The government announced a death sentence in a third report “second stage” of the function for “Searching for and apprehending” “fugitive criminals”, Without specifying the number of prisoners who escaped during the security force operation.
“It’s something that can happen at any time.”Roanna Rísquez, a journalist specializing in the Tren de Aragua gang, told AFP.
According to Rísquez’s research, The band has 5,000 members in South America.
The journalist assured that this action was implemented due to the pressure of regional countries like Colombia, Chile and Peru Those who condemned armed groups like Trent de Aragua operating with impunity in their territories.”
They identified it from these countries The criminal gang directs its operations from the Tocorón prison, which is why “they have urged the Venezuelan government to take action.”
“In the desire of the President Maduro It was an important step to legitimize his government internationally, because he had these specific symptoms, and for me that was the main reason for this intervention to take place,” the researcher noted.
The Aragua Train appeared in 2014 and operated in “classic” mafia operations: kidnappings, robberies, drugs, prostitution and extortion, but later expanded to illegal gold mining.
Gang members take orders from ringleaders stcalled in prison jargon “France”.
Targeted by complaints about dangerous conditions, prisons Venezuela According to the private Venezuelan Prison Observatory (OVP), they make up more than 50% of the population.