According to the investigators, the escape maneuver had been planned for more than 6 months, and involved using the aircraft to descend into the Ezeiza prison.
The Argentine authorities prevented this Friday that Esteban Lindor Alvarado, one of the main drug lords of Rosario, escaped by helicopter from the Ezeiza prison, according to report local media.
The escape plan was dismantled after intelligence work carried out by personnel from the Federal Police and the Federal Penitentiary Service, which managed to intercept a Robinson R44 helicopter and the arrest of four people, members of the criminal organization in the province of Santa Fe. .
According to the investigators, the escape maneuver had been planned for more than 6 months, and involved using the aircraft to descend to the Ezeiza Federal I Penitentiary Complex and, from there, rescue the drug lord.
In addition to the capture of those involved, various homes in several provinces and a private airfield were raided. A search of the cells of the Ezeiza prison was also carried out, and weapons, cars, technological equipment and a large amount of cash were seized.
Alvarado was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court, which found him responsible for leading an illegal association from prison dedicated to committing homicides, extortion, threats and shootings against judicial buildings in Rosario between 2012 and 2018. According to the verdict, the capo was who ordered in 2018 the kidnapping and murder of the lender Lucio Maldonado.