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SNAI reports extreme violence at Cotopaxi penitentiary

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SNAI reports extreme violence at Cotopaxi penitentiary

Quito, Oct 3 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador´s National Service of Comprehensive Attention to Prisoners of Liberty (SNAI) on Monday reported violent incidents at a prison in the province of Cotopaxi.

According to an official information, all security protocols have been activated, where National Police units rushed in the penitentiary to regain control.

Likewise, the Armed Forces are present there and the Health Ministry sent a group of professionals to treat possible injured people.

On social networks, photos and footage are swiftly circulating in which shots are heard and prisoners are seen yelling on the roof.

Local media unofficially reported the death of Leandro Norero Tigua, a.k.a. El Patrón, one of main drug traffickers nationwide and who was busted for money laundering.

In 2021, Ecuador experienced a series of massacres in penitentiaries were 316 inmates died.

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