The director of the El Inca prison is assassinated in Quito, Ecuador | News

The director of the No. 1 Pichincha Provisional Deprivation of Liberty Center (CPPL), retired Power Colonel Santiago Loza Moscoso, was assassinated this Thursday by hitmen aboard a motorcycle on Simón Bolívar avenue, in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.


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The head of the National Directorate for Crimes against Life, Violent Deaths, Disappearances, Extortion and Kidnapping (Dinased), General Freddy Sarzosa, reported that the former head of the El Inca prison was persecuted and attacked when he was traveling in his vehicle.

Sarzosa specified that due to the pursuit, Loza’s vehicle collided with another car that was in front of it, a moment that the hitmen took advantage of to shoot him, while a third person notified law enforcement officers of the event.

Based on this, the head of Dinased pointed out that after investigating the circumstances at the crime scene, the corpse was transferred to Forensic Medicine, meanwhile, the Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigative process.

For its part, the National Comprehensive Care Service for Adults Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) repudiated the act, “committed in the midst of the transformation process that we have undertaken as an institution for the security and control of detention centers.” deprivation of liberty,” read a statement.

The SNAI called on the entities in charge of the investigations to determine the causes and find those responsible for this attack that “mourns the Ecuadorian prison system.”

The former director of the El Inca prison took office on November 9 and had to face a riot that caused the death of 15 people deprived of liberty.