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Ministry of Justice identifies threats of attack on federal prisons

Intelligence sectors from the Ministry of Justice discovered new threats of attacks on the five federal prisons where leaders of Brazil’s largest criminal factions are detained.

Alerts monitored by the National Secretariat for Penal Policies (Senappen) show that the plans range from kidnapping and killing police officers and public authorities to attacks to regain leadership.

According to the bulletins, the prisons in Campo Grande (MS) and Brasília (DF) are the ones that record the most threats.

It is in the federal capital that, for example, Marcos Willians Herbas Camacho, known as Marcola, is imprisoned as the top leader of the PCC, sentenced to 338 years in prison.

Threats to federal prisons are nothing new, however, they have been increasingly “heavier”, according to reports from sources with access to the alerts.

Recently, Intelligence has discovered both one-off threats and talks of negotiations for group attacks. The material has been shared with the Federal Police.

Attacks on authorities

In April, the PF launched Operation Sequaz against factions who planned to kidnap and kill public servants and authorities, including former judge and senator Sergio Moro (União Brasil-PR), prosecutor Lincoln Gakiya, who is part of the Action Group Special for the Repression of Organized Crime (Gaeco) in São Paulo, and PF delegate Elvis Secco, responsible for arresting major leaders of organized crime.

At the time, the Federal Police discovered a prison in Paraná with a false bottom in a wall to make rescue difficult. Around 120 federal police officers carried out 24 search and seizure warrants, seven for preventive detention and four for temporary detention, in Mato Grosso do Sul, Paraná, Rondônia and São Paulo.

See also – PF and Interpol investigate disappearance of businessman in Switzerland

Source: CNN Brasil

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