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Guatemala Prison Chief Arrested in Corruption Probe

Guatemala Prison Chief Arrested in Corruption Probe

The head of Guatemala’s prison system was arrested on Wednesday on bribery and money-laundering charges linked to a notorious jail-based criminal syndicate, prosecutors said.

Edgar Camargo, director of the Guatemalan Penitentiary System, was detained over allegations of a conspiracy with a gang headed by jailed Army captain Byron Lima Oliva.

The prison chief was arrested on charges of conspiracy, bribery and conspiracy to launder money.

Prosecutor Thelma Aldana said investigators had uncovered evidence linking prison system officials to “illicit” practices.

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