Venezuelan Authorities Intervene in A Sixth Penitentiary in Just Two Months
On Wednesday, November 8th, Venezuelan authorities asserted their control over the Trujillo Judicial Confinement Center located in the western part of the country. This marked the sixth prison intervention by the governmental forces in a span of two months, according to the updates from the Minister of Interior, Justice and Peace, Remigio Ceballos.
Announcement of Penitentiary Takeover
An official statement was broadcasted on the state channel, Venezolana de Televisión, outlining the scope of the operation. “We have intervened in the Trujillo judicial confinement center, it is in total control (…) This is the sixth penitentiary center that we have freed of the seven that required direct intervention,” said the official.
Seizure of Weapons and Transfer of Prisoners
The minister elaborated on the operation, indicating the confiscation of substantial armaments from the facility: 50 short weapons, six long weapons, 100 knives, three submachine guns, nine hand grenades, 107 magazines, 2,000 cartridges of varied calibers, and 28 cell phones.
In addition to the weaponry seizure, Ceballos disclosed that 503 inmates, who were formerly confined at the center, had been transferred to other detention facilities.
Revitalizing the Penitentiary System
The government’s initiative to take control of the penitentiary centers commenced in September as an effort to rejuvenate the Venezuelan penitentiary system. Several other institutions have been intervened in this overhaul. These include the Aragua Penitentiary Center in the north, also known as Tocorón, Tocuyito prison in the central state of Carabobo, José Antonio Anzoátegui judicial boarding school – Puente Ayala in the eastern state of Anzoátegui, La Pica judicial internment in the east of Monagas, and the Vista Hermosa penitentiary center situated in the southern state of Bolívar.
Ensuring Public Security
This series of interventions resonate with Venezuela’s commitment to securing its internal law and order by reducing the influence of criminal activities within prison walls and reforming the penitentiary infrastructure.
Venezuela’s security agencies have been at the forefront of this endeavor, taking pivotal steps to dismantle illicit networks that could potentially operate from behind bars.
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