Brazilian drug lord serves his time in a ‘VIP cell’ that had a library, plasma TV, 3 rooms and an en-suite bathroom

A Brazilian
drug lord serving an eight-year prison sentence, spent his time behind
bars in a ‘VIP cell’ – complete with a plasma television, a
kitchen, wardrobes, conference room, air
conditioning, tiled walls, furniture, and library – complete with a DVD
collection that included all episodes of a television show about Pablo
Chimenes Pavao, one of South America’s deadliest and
most feared drug lords was sentenced to 8 years in prison
after being found guilty of money laundering charges and was locked up
in Tacumb prison in Asuncion, Paraguay, where he lived a life of luxury.
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Pavao’s cushy life behind bars came to an end at his own doing, after
officers began to suspect he was planning to detonate a bomb in order to
smash through one of the jail walls and escape.
flooded the Brazilian’s cell in search of the explosives on Tuesday
night, but instead found his luxury prison pad. 
the raid, Pavao’s lawyer said the lifestyle her client was able to lead
while locked up was proof of how deeply corrupt the Paraguayan prison
system had become.


‘Six or seven justice ministers and six or seven prison directors’ took bribes from Pavao, his lawyer alleged.
lawyer also claimed her client paid for lodgings for prison directors,
toilets for the guards, the renovation of the prison library and the
cooks’ salaries.
In the wake of the scandal, Justice Minister Carla Bacigalupo was sacked almost immediately. 

Tacumbu penitentiary is
considered one of the most overcrowded and violent jail of Paraguay –
with inmates often starving to death or being involved in riots.

Source: UK Daily Mail

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