Brazilian & # 39; gang members & # 39; were picked up bragging about their machetes in a Paraguayan prison cell shortly before reportedly leading a bloody resurrection Sunday that left ten prisoners dead and 15 injured.
Alleged members of the Primer Comando da Capital [PCC], the largest criminal organization in Brazil, appeared in a mobile video that laughed at their big knives and hit the San Pedro de Ycuamandyyú regional prison in the San Pedro department.
According to the local Paraguayan outlet ABC Color, the rebellion was caused after the PCC heard of the impending transfer of a prisoner with alleged links to the Rotela Clan.
Prison officials feared for the safety of the prisoners and decided to move him to another prison to prevent problems.
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An alleged member of a Brazilian gang in a prison in Paraguay, shows a big knife before the group attacked their rival, the Rotela Clan, and allegedly killed 10 of his Sunday employees caught
Members of the Primer Comando da Capital, known as the largest criminal organization in Brazil, surround the body of a prisoner during a rebellion in a prison in Paraguay on Sunday
Prison officials in Paraguay said 10 prisoners were killed and 15 members injured during a riot
Members of the Primer Comando da Capital saw their first uprising fall short when they received insufficient support from the prison population.
The gang was able to recruit more prisoners for its second attempt before the police intervened.
But the PCC's third attempt on Sunday morning proved too much for the authorities.
What followed was the worst clash in prison in Latin America in 2019. It follows an even deadlier incident last year when 68 were killed in a Venezuelan prison.
Photos taken in prison during the most recent riot showed the gang that surrounded one of its victims in the middle of the courtyard while other prisoners watched.
The attackers also filmed that they were beheading a prisoner who was pinned with a cloth on his mouth.
A horrific photo of the aftermath showed a crowd of bloody, beaten prisoners on top of each other.
Another shows the blood-stained garden that has a body in the middle.
Alleged members of the Primer Comando da Capital took several horrific photos of the massacre caused by their rebellion. Pictured is a reported member of the corridor based in Brazil who disassembles an employee of the Rotela Clan
Alleged members of the Primer Comando da Capital mill around a courtyard during a riot in the San Pedro de Ycuamandyyú Regional prison in San Pedro, Paraguay
Alleged members of the Primer Comando da Capital [PCC], the largest criminal organization in Brazil, appeared in a mobile phone video and laughed and hit their big knives in the San Pedro de Ycuamandyyú Regional Jail
Investigators said that six prisoners were beheaded, three prisoners were burned and another was reportedly shot.
The victims were identified as Denis Iván Paredes Espínola, Marcial Paredes Espínola, Nelson Daniel Pereira, Hugo Díaz, Sergio Cabrera, Carlos Segovia, Lucas Ayala, Junior Díaz, Bruno Cutier and José Osorio.
Prison agents were able to restore order before 2 p.m. local time.
Another prisoner, 36-year-old Librado Fleitas Pavón, was stabbed in the same prison on Tuesday morning during a fight. He was taken to a regional hospital and arranged in a stable state.
It is unknown whether the incident was related to the riot.
A riot in the San Pedro de Ycuamandyyú regional prison in San Pedro, Paraguay killed 10 prisoners
The Paraguayan government reacted quickly to the riot and approached their counterparts in Brazil about speeding up the extradition of Brazilian-born PCC members currently trapped in the South American nation.
Paraguay & # 39; s Interior Minister Juan Ernesto Villamayor said Tuesday that the gang consists of 400 members, while only 40 are Brazilian citizens.
He added that 20 of those prisoners are also being sought by authorities from other countries and ruled against the relocation of gang members to other facilities because the prison system operates at 700 percent of its capacity.
& # 39; We are only waiting for the agreement in Brazil, & # 39; Villamayor.
& # 39; There are operational mechanisms, they must decide which prison they will be led to, that they must be near the court where they will be tried. & # 39;
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