Mutiny in PNB concludes with the release of three policemen and the transfer of 72 prisoners

Mutiny in PNB concludes with the release of three policemen and the transfer of 72 prisoners

A situation of violence arose this Sunday within the facilities of the Center for Control and Protection of the Detainee of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) located in Los Guayos (Carabobo).

Upon learning of the conflict, the Secretary of Citizen Security of Carabobo, Jesús Farias, went to the site together with the head of the Comprehensive Defense Operational Zone Command (Zodi), General Luis Eduardo Bustamante Pernía, who began negotiations with the mutinous prisoners.

According to initial versions, the 251 prisoners of that police checkpoint began a violent protest due to the death of an inmate.

Abruptly, a group of prisoners detained three police officers as a method of pressure to demand the transfer of 72 prisoners. Such a request materialized in the hours of Sunday night when several buses left with the prisoners for the Carabobo Penitentiary Center located in Tocuyito.

Prior to this, the prisoners released the three police officers who suffered injuries while in captivity.

The three uniformed men were transferred to the Ciudad Hospitalaria Henrique Tejera Paris and were identified as Vicente Douglas (cranial multiple trauma), Breto Rodríguez (penetrating puncture wound to the head region) and Eduardo Rondón (cranial injury).

Of the 72 inmates transferred to Tocuyito, there is a group of 51 that already has a sentence approved by the courts, according to unofficial data.

The 14th Prosecutor’s Office for Penitentiary Affairs of the Public Ministry of Carabobo state was monitoring the conflict.

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