After the seizure this Monday at the José Antonio Anzoátegui Penitentiary Center, better known as Ayala Bridgeof the State authorities, the Venezuelan Prisons Observatory (OVP) reports that something has become evident: the negotiation of interventions in prison facilities between the Government and the leaders of those places of detention.
“In less than two months, three prisons were disrupted: Tocorón, Tocuyito and Puente Ayala. In all of them we see how pranes have enough time to ‘escape’, say goodbye as celebrities in their social networks and even move animals, appliances and money,” said the OVP in a statement.
With the takeover of Puente Ayala, which took place this Monday, October 30, from Venezuelan Prisons Observatory They note that there is concern about how the Government of Nicolás Maduro will implement this new modality of intervention in the penitentiary: the negotiation.
“At this point it should be emphasized that interventions in the penitentiary are selective, because they are carried out in some areas of a facility; organized and surprising to prevent the prisoners from resisting. However, in Venezuela the prison raids deal with the same pranes, which for years have tormented the prison population,” they added in writing.
They pointed out that the biggest proof that the seizures were negotiated and expected was that within a week the residents of the nearby area where the Puente Ayala is located already knew about this facility and even observed with surprise how the livestock and appliances. inside the prison..
“Also, they noticed how for five days there were officers from the Bolivarian National Guard (GNB) stationed nearby. So, why did none of these officials stop the move that left Puente Ayala? As in the case of Tocorón and Tocuyito, in this intervention of the dubious operation there are more doubts than certainties,” they added.
They pointed out that pran Yunior Yagüez, alias “Pata ‘e Queso”, had time to warn his lieutenants and lieutenants to also take all his belongings, including dollar money and motorcycles.
“Pata ‘e Queso” is one of the seven pranes that maintain their power, with luxuries and high-caliber weapons, in some Venezuelan prisons, as the OVP criticized in its investigation Seven prane maintain their power in Venezuelan prisons.
This criminal is known for his ties to various criminal gangs in Barcelona, where they operate in car theft, extortion and the sale of narcotics.
Overcrowding exceeds 100%
From OVP There is concern about the number of inmates being transferred to other facilities where overcrowding is over 100%.
“Far from creating a new person, as the Ministry of Penitentiary Services is proud of, in these facilities with a penitentiary regime, apathy and corruption reign because the prisoners also do not have access to food and medical care, which also led to increase in the number of deaths due to tuberculosis and malnutrition,” they also said.
The NGO describes this intervention as a “new show on the part of the regime” and wonders who will pay for the crimes committed by the Pranes and their henchmen behind bars.