World A prisoner in Peru drugged his twin brother and escaped from jail — to see his mom

04:45  15 february  2018
04:45  15 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Responding to one about why he had escaped from prison, he blamed his “desperation to see my mother.” It was the scene of a mass breakout of 17 prisoners in 2012. Last year, the country’s overcrowded and crumbling jail system was home to more than 85,000 inmates, more than double its

A prisoner in Peru , who drugged his twin brother , and escaped from jail , leaving the latter in his place, was recaptured Monday. It is then that Alexander drugged his brother , swapped his clothes for his , took his ID, and walked out of the jail .

a man looking at the camera: Alexander Jheferson Delgado was recaptured this month after escaping from a highly secure prison in Peru on Jan. 10, 2017. © Interior Ministry of Peru/ Alexander Jheferson Delgado was recaptured this month after escaping from a highly secure prison in Peru on Jan. 10, 2017.

LIMA, Peru — When it comes to plotting a brazen prison escape, there may be few stratagems more effective — or soulless — than swapping places with your unwitting identical twin.

That was the ploy adopted by Alexander Jheferson Delgado, a convicted sex offender and burglar, who has just been recaptured more than a year after escaping prison by drugging his twin brother and then dressing in his clothes.

The escape happened on the morning of Jan. 10, 2017, when Alexander’s twin, Giancarlo Stuard Delgado, showed up at Piedras Gordas prison to visit his sibling and bring him food and letters from other relatives.

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A prisoner has escaped from a maximum security jail in Peru by drugging his twin brother who was visiting him before stealing his clothes and walking out of the gates in his place.

A Peruvian man who escaped from jail by leaving his twin brother in his place has been recaptured by authorities after 13 months at large. Alexander Delgado, who had been serving a 16-year sentence for child sexual abuse in a prison north of Peru 's capital Lima

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After meeting in a common area of the prison, which sits on a particularly bleak stretch of Pacific coastline north of Lima, the 28-year-old brothers went to Alexander's cell. There, the convict offered his unsuspecting sibling a sedative-laced soda.

Giancarlo promptly passed out, waking up several hours later surrounded by concerned guards. Still groggy and disoriented, he told them what had happened. But prison authorities initially refused to believe the story, raising the prospect that Giancarlo might end up serving the remaining 14 years of his brother’s 16-year sentence for robbery and raping a minor.

“Yes, I do love him,” Giancarlo told a Peruvian television station when asked about his feelings for his fugitive brother. Forgiveness, he admitted, might be tougher: “I need to speak with him about that.”

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Alexander Delgado Herraro reportedly drugged his visiting twin brother to break out of jail more than a year ago.

The switch was resolved only after Giancarlo’s fingerprints were compared with those of his errant brother. Even then, authorities suspected he might have deliberately participated in Alexander’s breakout. After prosecutors decided not to press charges against Giancarlo, Carlos Vásquez, the head of Peru’s prison agency, still insisted that he had been complicit. “That alibi, only he believes it,” Vásquez said.

Peru’s interior minister at the time, Marisol Pérez Tello, described the escape as “incredible.” It was the first successful breakout from Piedras Gordas, supposedly one of Peru’s most secure penitentiaries, in 12 years.

A review of the prison's security cameras subsequently revealed that Alexander walked casually through six security checkpoints on the way out of the prison despite lacking the stamp on his arm that all-day visitors receive on the way in. The director of Piedras Gordas and several guards were subsequently fired for alleged negligence.

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A prisoner has escaped from a maximum security jail in Peru by drugging his twin brother who was visiting him before stealing his clothes and walking out of the gates in his place.

Peruvian police have caught up with an escaped convict who walked out of a high-security prison a year ago leaving his twin brother in his place. “I did it out of the desperation of seeing my mother that way,” he said.

But Alexander's days on the lam came to an abrupt end earlier this week when detectives arrested him at a house in Callao, a port city abutting Lima. In a statement, the interior ministry said his recapture had been the culmination of months of surveillance work. A reward of 20,000 sols (about $6,100) had been offered for information leading to his capture, although it was unclear whether anyone had claimed that money.

As he was led handcuffed by detectives into a police station shortly after his recapture, Alexander was peppered with questions by local journalists. Responding to one about why he had escaped from prison, he blamed his “desperation to see my mother.”

Vázquez said that Alexander will now serve the rest of his sentence at Challapalca, an Andean prison located about 16,000 feet above sea level, which is reserved for Peru’s most recalcitrant prisoners.

But Challapalca, like most of Peru’s prisons, has been plagued with allegations of staff corruption and incompetence. It was the scene of a mass breakout of 17 prisoners in 2012.

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- A prisoner escaped from a maximum security jail in Peru by drugging his twin brother . - The prisoner allegedly stripped his brother and put on his clothes and passed through six internal doors manned by prison guards.

A man who escaped jail by swapping places with his twin brother has finally been recaptured over a year after his extraordinary escape . Alexander Delgado Herrera escaped the Peruvian prison by drugging and impersonating his twin brother when he came to visit last January.

Last year, the country’s overcrowded and crumbling jail system was home to more than 85,000 inmates, more than double its intended capacity. About 40 percent were in pretrial detention, with suspects frequently waiting years for their day in court. Meanwhile, it is routine for guards to allow sex workers, drugs and other contraband into such facilities. Despite those problems, however, there is little appetite in a nation racked by poverty and hunger to invest more resources into prisons.

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