August 2, 2021

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The Maduro regime has admitted that the leaders of the criminal gangs that threatened Caracas have escaped

Venezuela: Carmen Melandes admits to escaping gang leaders

“The violence in Caracas is over,” said Delcy Rodriguez, vice president of Savista, but said nothing about the bosses of the gang threatening Caracas, “Koki”, “Corbis” and “Vampy”. The tone of his speech was noble – blaming Colombia and the United States for everything – but he avoided the names of the bosses. Confirmation that they had escaped and that the alleged control of the regime was false came from the voice of Interior Minister Carmen Melandes.

The sentence is long, describing the discoveries of Savista forces in Kota 905, the neighborhood where the mob runs everything. In his haste to prove his achievements, he revealed some very important information: “The lies they had destroyed them before they left and before they escaped.”

Thus, in the midst of a number of false victories, The regime agreed that Carlos Louis Revet, the leader of the criminal gang, “Koki” and other leaders “Corbis” and “Vampy” were still free.

“We have made progress in removing the structures of crime established in these regions, with clear pretexts such as sowing terrorism and breaking the peace of Caracas,” Melandes wrote on Twitter. “We have released civilians abducted by social enemies,” he stressed, although the gang bosses have not yet been arrested.

Y Rodriguez accused Leopolo Lopez and Juan Gaida, Opposition leaders confirmed that the perpetrators were behind all the incidents of the last days and that the perpetrators were trained by Colombia and the United States.

Although the leaders were still at large, Savista officials closed the operation, claiming that 22 “criminals” had been neutralized and that two police officers and a Bolivarian national guard had been killed during the regime’s operation. No civilian casualties were reported.

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“We regret the deaths of the National Guard (Military Police) (…) and three officers of our National Police (…), and 22 criminals have been neutralized in this operation,” Melandes said in his statement, which did not acknowledge any press questions. The Although he clarified that “28 people were injured” during the life-threatening shooting in West Caracas, the minister did not elaborate on whether the word “neutralized” was used indiscriminately by authorities, killed in clashes or detained. Almost 72 hours.

“Koki” escaped

Agreement of sentence

Despite charges against him since 2013 for crimes such as robbery, murder and drug trafficking, “Koki” is serving a heavy sentence. Its occupation agreement with the Venezuelan authorities proves the almost abandonment of the state in marginalized areas controlled by mega mobs.

Kota 905 is one of the most violent areas in Caracas, with many urban gangs. Over the years, the department has been subjected to violence and arbitrariness by the police, which has led to a deep hostility of the security forces to the people. In this context, gangs gained social power as real authorities in society.

“Koki” gained prominence as a lieutenant to the gang leader Jesus Alberto Ramos Caldero, or “El Chao,” who began uniting Caracas gangs against the police in 2014. This initiative contributed to the emergence of a new criminal structure in Venezuela: “mega-gangs” of more than 50 members each, more organized and better equipped than traditional street gangs, and they reflect a hierarchical structure. Gangs. Prison gangs in Venezuela.

Savista forces entered Kota 905 but were unable to arrest the bosses of the criminal gangs.

In January 2015, Kota 905 was added to the Maduro government’s “Peace Zones” program, allowing authorities to give regional control to criminal organizations in exchange for reducing violence. In July of the same year the conflict with Maduro’s proposed Operation Liberation of the People (OLP) was broken, which marked the return of police violence and human rights abuses. The past. The first OLP attack on Kota 905 killed 15 people, only 6 of whom had criminal records. Rayde was not among them, and took refuge in prison a few hours before the trial. Throughout the operation he avoided capture, raising suspicions that the real target of the operation was Revett’s rivals.

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The government’s abandonment of Kota 905 turned the sector into a crime scene, where mega gangs moved freely. While the “fax mafia” may have reduced violence between gangs and security forces, it has also allowed gangs such as the Koki to amass heavy weapons and strengthen their criminal economies. As of 2016, Revett’s gang is estimated to have 70 to 120 members, who used Kota 905 as a platform for extortion, kidnapping and vehicle theft. Although the coalition includes gangs, it can count up to 180 men.

“What the regime wants to do in the case of Kota 905 is again a novel, a show where they are going to criticize the democratic alternative. They lie, censor, confuse to cover up the reality: they are complicit with these armed gangs,” Guide denounced.

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