A prison in Venezuela is the center of operations for Trains from AraguaA bloodthirsty criminal gang that quickly spread its net in many Latin American countries.
The organization emerged within the union in the early 2000s at a railway construction site that was never completed. They jumped for jobs ranging from commission to extortion, contract killing, drug trafficking, and even human trafficking.
Meera: How the fearful Tren de Aragua operates, the Venezuelan criminal mega-gang that spread to other Latin American countries
In Colombia, but also in Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, heinous crimes are to blame with disinformation.
“It’s not a myth” Assured Rona Riskeque, researcher of armed groups and violence. “It is a powerful organization that has managed to make its presence felt in many countries in the region.”
Megaband emerged in the state aragua (answer) where the prison is tocoronA penitentiary center where Hector “Nino” Guerrero, one of the criminal group’s main minds, is serving his sentence.
In charge of assigning work in TrainWent for kidnapping and robbery on highways, later to add to the rest of the crimes they do today.
The organization was born more than a decade ago, although it was nicknamed “nino“Which takes him to who he is today after taking over in 2013” tocoronwhere it “applies its law as”Take“(Prisoner leader).
“While in prison, conditions that seek a . banda.
population punitive He is the first victim: he gives the vaccine to eat, sleep, keep a court appointment.
economic crisis in Venezuela generate a “Lost Opportunity for Crime”, who led many members Train of aragua One Add One The migrant maelstrom of seven years ago points to the director of the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence (OVV), Roberto Brissano Leone. “Part of the business was curtailed because there was no money, for example, to pay for the kidnapping.”
The first movement is towards the border areas. ,They realized that there was a ‘commercial’ opportunity in migration and turned the Venezuelan migrants into their first victims”. Risks explains.
The first cases in other countries have been reported between 2016 and 2018.
Expansion of operation. also happened before Venezuela Trying to control drug trafficking in the Caribbean.
Cruelty displayed in Colombia responds to “experience” criminal Ancient” is prevalent in a country that “needs to display great strength, influence and that cruelty” in areas, explains briseno,
According to Marmol, dismemberment is a common practice in Venezuelan prisons. “They have that training, that perverse trait and they apply it when the situation warrants: isolate him, kill him, a hitman with many bullets. That’s his seal.”
In detail, Train of Aragua For example, encountered in Colombia, rival gangs and even FARC dissidents exist. Venezuela,
its size is not clear banda, but Riskz calculates that “there are thousands.” Marmol is estimated to be between 1,000 and 2,000.
“They are not the Sinaloa cartel, but they may maintain drug trafficking, extortion and smuggling operations,” Clarifies Risks, Which Maintains It “Everything is managed tocoron,
Briseno, however, rejects “a vertical organization”. “They work in alliances like franchises: they use symbols, names, terrors they inspire and recruit people locally”, while receiving “logistical support”. Venezuela,
“It’s a model they copy from certain factions in Brazil” like Comando Vermelo, he continues. “Loyalty, support is guaranteed as well as tribute to them.”