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Foreign Ministry confirms third Colombian killed in prison riots in Ecuador

U.S.A.Foreign Ministry confirms third Colombian killed in prison riots...

It is estimated that 300 people have died in prison riots in Ecuador due to war between drug gangs from sister country. Photo: Nicola Gabierte / AFP.

The Ministry of External Affairs, also the Chancellor, through his official Twitter account, reported that three Colombians were killed in prison riots at the Littoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil (Ecuador) late last week. And for which the initial aggregate of 60 deaths among people deprived of freedom in the country of brothers.

“It was confirmed by the Ecuadorian authorities that there were three Colombian deaths in the prison riots, Even though there is no final authentication of his identity by Ecuador’s National Information System (SNAI),” he trilled.

The publication included a statement that the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marta Lucía Ramírez, sent the Colombian ambassador to the sister country, Manuel Enrique Rocero, where He asks you to expedite the work and procedures for the return of the deceased, in addition to showing solidarity with the families of the victims.

“Given the confirmation of the sad news that three of our civilians were killed in the recent riots in the Ecuadorian peninsula, I would like to request your valuable cooperation to be very vigilant, Providing all assistance to the families of the victims, including consular attention, which is necessary so that they can proceed with the speedy repatriation of the bodies of their loved ones.”Ramirez said.

Government officials of President Ivan Duques He also asked the ambassador to establish as soon as possible information about the health status of the rest of Colombians, who are part of the prison population. from Ecuador.

“Likewise, I beg you Inquire about the current state of health and integrity of Colombians held in those prisons, Keeping in mind the certification issued by the National Service of Comprehensive Care for Adults Deprived of Freedom and Juvenile Offenders (SNAI), he requested.

Finally, in a statement sent to the Colombian representative in the neighboring country, Ramírez reiterated his solidarity with the relatives of the deceased and others affected by the riots in prisons.

“As is customary, the Ministry of External Affairs must be very attentive, giving all necessary assistance to the relatives of prisoners, but also clearly To reiterate all our solidarity with the Government of Ecuador due to the difficult circumstances they have had to live during the recent events”. concluded.

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At the moment, two of the three dead Colombians have been identified and correspond to Carlos Eduardo Medina Jaramillo And Jefferson Enrique Villarreal Guzmán, although Ambassador Enriquez Rosero, he told the newspaper Time That the names of the citizens mentioned above were given informally.

Drug gang behind prison massacre

The riot between the prisoners of liberty in the Littoral Prison will originate in a fight between gangs dedicated to drug trafficking in the neighboring country. And that officials have identified as Choneros, Lobos and Tigueron.

According to a London BBC article, These criminal groups dispute the control of the prisons, and favor the Mexican cartels of Sinaloa and Jalisco Nueva Genaración, as well as the sale of narcotics in Guayaquil and abroad. Which is the most populous in Ecuador according to the 2010 census.

Meanwhile, an unnamed source told Infobae America That conflict between the gangs has escalated to such an extent that they are attacking the families of criminal masters, which has hit prisons and the death toll is 300.

According to this person, two weeks ago He murdered the daughter of the alias El Sargento, the second in command of Los Lobos, the second largest criminal organization in that country. And it is estimated that it has 8,000 members.

cause of murder Seeking revenge, they kidnap the daughter of ‘Fito’, a criminal boss in a rival gang who will be behind the attack on the Los Lobos-dominated pavilion in a coastal prison with the alias JR.

The situation predicts that the war in prisons will continue, so the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso raised the status of an exception because of the unusual violence in the neighboring country.

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