Inmates from Cieneguillas transferred after escape attempt

The Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), Rosa Isela Rodríguez, indicated that the federal prisoners from the Cieniguillas prison, Zacatecas, will be transferred to federal facilities after the attempted escape that occurred on Sunday night and the series of events violence in the state, which included the murder of a judge from the state judiciary.

During the president’s morning conference this Monday, Rodríguez said that the escape attempt was due to disputes between two large criminal groups -which he did not identify-, and that if no one managed to escape from the prison, there were some inmates injured during the violent acts.

“They are going to be transferred. The operation is already being carried out with the hand of whoever is in control there, together with the federal authorities,” said the secretary.

Rosa Icela Rodríguez said that in the last two years there have been important transfers of federal prisoners who were in state prisons in Zacatecas, such as those in Fresnillo and Cieneguillas, to federal prisons.

In 2021, he said, a transfer was made in National Guard planes and in March of this year, 99 prisoners were taken to federal prisons and on November 9, 127 more inmates were transferred.

The official pointed out that “in the case of the unfortunate homicide” of the control judge attached to the Río Grande Zacatecas prison, Roberto Elías Martínez, said that he suffered the attack when leaving his home and was transferred to the hospital where he later died.

“The complete investigation is being carried out with images from video surveillance cameras and a technical review of the telephone service. Also from the images where the unfortunate events were recorded and where this victim was injured inside his vehicle.

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Regarding the escape attempt in the prison, he added: “No evasion was carried out, because federal and state authorities came to provide support. There were no lives to regret either, although there were injuries.

There is a dispute between two criminal groups inside the prison.

Although she was questioned about the names of these groups or what criminal organization they are part of, the official did not specify that information.

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