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Three arrested for trying to enter weapons into the Litoral Penitentiary

One of the fencing screens was damaged. Rifles and grenades were detected

One of the enclosures of the Litoral Penitentiary was damaged in an attempt to enter weapons. Three men were arrested early this Friday when they tried to put weapons into the prison.

The Police detected rifles, dynamite, grenades, ammunition and other objects that were in bundles.

The mesh was cut with a shear to try to access it. This enclosure is near the road to Daule.

That work be done on the mental health of inmates and join other entities is recommended after the creation of a commission due to prison crisis

Police elements were guarding the area on Friday morning to try to collect data.

It is known in a preliminary way that the weapons went to a gang that operates in the Penitentiary.

The claim to enter weapons is not new. The Police have detected several attempts.

Since September 28, when the worst massacre in the Ecuadorian prison system was recorded, the incidents have not stopped. In recent days shots and grenade detonations have been heard.

A video of how inmates torture others for apparently not paying money to gang leaders went viral.

This week, the government created a commission in an attempt to stem the prison crisis.

One of the problems with prisons is that the state seems not to be in control. In the interior, the leaders of gangs are in command, who have distributed pavilions and have contacts with narco-criminal groups. Recently the diary Millennium, from Mexico, indicated that of the 40,000 prisoners who are in prisons in Ecuador, 25,000 are part of gangs that work for the Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Generación cartels. (I)

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