first_imgASUNCION – At least 75 inmates,including members of Brazil’s most powerful gang, escaped from a Paraguayanprison on Sunday after digging a tunnel in an operation that prison officialswere believed to have been aware of, the government said. The director of the penitentiary inthe city of Pedro Juan Caballero, near the Brazilian border, was fired alongwith six other prison officials, Paraguayan Justice Minister Cecilia Perezsaid. The escaped prisoners included gangmembers from First Capital Command, Brazil’s most powerful and sophisticatedorganized crime group, according to the government.(Reuters)center_img Clothes remain in a tunnel entrance where at least 75 inmates escaped on Sunday at Pedro Juan Caballero city jail in Paraguay. AP/MARCIANO CANDIAlast_img

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