Record 15 injured after clashes in prison in Ecuador | News

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The Service for Attention to Prisoners of Liberty (SNAI) of Ecuador reported this Monday that 15 inmates were injured as a result of a fight between two criminal gangs in the El Inca prison, located in Quito (capital).

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According to the entity, the confrontation occurred at 3:00 p.m. (local time) so that National Police forces intervened in the facility.

For his part, the colonel of the Ecuadorian National Police specified that the wounded were transferred to emergency centers.

Likewise, the authorities seized a total of 43 knives and other sharp objects used by the inmates during the fight.

Hours after the conflict between the two groups of inmates began, the SNAI reported that the situation had been brought under control thanks to the joint action of the Ecuadorian Police and the Prison Security and Surveillance Corps.

In recent years, Ecuador reports a total of 400 people deprived of liberty who died as a result of clashes between gangs related to drug trafficking, with sects inside prisons.

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