The operation that led to the discovery of the house resulted in the arrest of six Venezuelans.
The Chilean Carabineros discovered a second “house of terror” in a camp in Rinconada de Maipú, in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. This house, the second of its type discovered in 2024, will be linked to a criminal gang associated with the “Aragua Train.”
The operation that led to the discovery of the house resulted in the arrest of six Venezuelans. Skeletons were found in the first house, although it has not been confirmed whether they were humans.
The Undersecretary of the Interior, Manuel Monsalve, stated that the investigation is ongoing and he could not confirm the nature of the skeleton that was found.
Héctor Barros, coordinating prosecutor of the Organized Crime and Homicide Team (Echoh) in the Metropolitan Region, revealed that the gang involved in the “Aragua Train” used the house to torture their kidnapped victims. According to Barros, the kidnappers are Venezuelan citizens who do not regularly enter Chile, so their true identities are unknown.
The victims of these kidnappings are mostly Colombians, amid a dispute over the sale of ketamine. “They do it in the interest of the economy,” argued Barros.
The attacks paralyzed the kidnappings, and Barros confirmed that the gang that carried out the kidnappings was linked to the “Aragua Train.” According to the prosecutor, the addresses found are the key to the kidnapping cases because these crimes were stopped after the raids.
Barros added that these addresses will be linked to at least six or seven cases that ended in murders. Two of them happened in the same sector of Rinconada de Maipú, where the victims were shot to death with their arms tied.
So far, no arrests have been made in the raid on the second house. However, due to the discovery of the first house, there were six prisoners, all Venezuelans.
Carabineros colonel Roberto Saravia, director(s) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation and Drug Control, confirmed that the first raid produced information that allowed us to reach this second house.
Regarding the skeletons found in the first house, Saravia said some were dismembered, making it difficult to identify them. For this reason, anthropologists from the Carabineros and the Legal Medical Service work with different techniques to confirm or reject whether they are humans.
Currently, there are four expert teams searching for organic evidence in the house that was raided today.