A supervisor of National Penitentiary Institute (INPE), who worked in the
Lurigancho prison, was yesterday detained by the police when trying to smuggle 1 kilo of cocaine into the prison.
The supervisor Victor Manuel Flores Alcántara who works in Pavilion 19 was the purveyor of this pavilion. Flores was caught various times in possession of cocaine – twice during 2002 and once in 2001.
The Internal reports reveal that 90 % of the prisoners of Lurigancho consume some kind of drug, even though there is plenty of non governmental organisations and religious missions making efforts to reduce their drug addiction.
The security policies of the Prisons Police (Dirsepen) also tries to stop drugs from entering the prison, but fail to succeed most of the time due to the massive visits from family members, who provide the prisoners regularly. They use women, children and penitentiary agents for their drug supplies.
The Dirsepen who also checks visitors for weapons have already this year confiscated 79 veapons.