domingo, 9 de marzo de 2014

Gang members arrested in El Salvador, others flee prison

Fourteen or 15 gang members fled one of El Salvador's prisons on 7 March, two days before the second round of presidential elections in which crime and insecurity were likely to be of concern to those casting ballots. The convicts, identified as members of Mara-18, were said to have fled through a tunnel from a prison in Aguilares north of the capital San Salvador. Police later declared it caught five of them the same day, the website elsalvador.com reported. The country's Police Chief Rigoberto Pleités also declared that seven policemen were detained and being investigated for possible collusion in the breakout. Police separately arrested early on 6 March, 16 suspected members of a local branch of Mara-18 sought for a range of crimes including murder and kidnapping, in the district of Apopa north of San Salvador.

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