Mass Escape from Prison in Paraguay by Dozens of Members of Brazilian PCC Gang

The excavated tunnel required work by several men and weeks of execution time, according to the Minister of Justice.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the early hours of Sunday morning, January 19th,
a mass escape of dangerous members of the largest Brazilian criminal organization PCC (Primeiro Comando da Capital - First Command of the Capital) from the Pedro Juan Caballero Regional Penitentiary in Paraguay occurred.

Approximately 90 of Paraguay's most dangerous criminals, 75 of them considered extremely dangerous, escaped through a tunnel they had dug.

Originally it was assumed that over 79 convicts had escaped. Reports on the exact number of escaped prisoners are varying every hour. The official numbers have not yet been assessed.

The excavated tunnel required . . .

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