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Prison faction puts Ceará under attack

The government sent the troops to Ceará after criminals torched dozens of buses. Photo: José Cruz/ABr
The government sent the troops to Ceará after criminals torched dozens of buses. Photo: José Cruz/ABr

Since January 2, the state of Ceará has been under attack. Criminals have targeted police stations, banks, and public buildings in a series of acts in response to threats made by state authorities. Luís Mauro Albuquerque, secretary of penitentiary administration in Ceará and appointed by Workers’ Party governor Camilo Santana, said the state should not recognize criminal factions in the Ceará prison system.

Mr. Albuquerque promised to split up prisoners who are members of the same faction and adopt a harder stance on security measures in prisons in order to prevent cell phones from reaching the hands of inmates.

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