“Violence in Caracas is over,” said Delcy Rodriguez, vice president of Savista, but said nothing about the bosses of the gang threatening Caracas, “Koki”, “Corbis” and “Vampy”. The tone of his speech was noble – blaming Colombia and the United States for everything – but he avoided the names of the bosses. Confirmation that they had escaped and that the regime’s alleged control was false came from the voice of Interior Minister Carmen Melandes.
The sentence was long, listing the inventions of the Savista forces in Kota 905, the neighborhood where the mob runs everything. In his haste to prove his achievements, he revealed some very important information: “The lies they had destroyed them before they left, before they escaped.”
Thus, in the midst of a number of false victories, The regime agreed that Carlos Louis Revet, the leader of the criminal gang, “Koki” and other leaders “Corbis” and “Vampy” were still free.
“We have made progress in removing the criminal structures established in these regions, with clear pretexts such as sowing terrorism and breaking the peace of Caracas,” Melandes wrote on Twitter. “We have released civilians abducted by social enemies,” he stressed, although the gang bosses have not yet been arrested.
Y Rodriguez accused Leopolo Lopez and Juan Gaida, Opposition leaders were behind all the incidents of the last days and confirmed that the perpetrators were trained by Colombia and the United States.
Although the leaders were still at large, Savista officials who closed the operation said 22 “criminals” had been neutralized and that two policemen and a Bolivarian national guard had been killed in the operation by the regime. No civilian casualties were reported.
“We regret the deaths of the National Guard (Military Police) (…) and three officers of our National Police (…), and 22 criminals have been neutralized in this operation,” Melandes said in his statement, which did not acknowledge any press questions. The Although he clarified that “28 people were injured” during the shooting that paralyzed life in western Caracas, the minister did not elaborate on whether the word “neutralized” was used vaguely by authorities, killed in the clashes or detained. Almost 72 hours.
Agreement of sentence
Despite being charged with crimes such as robbery, murder and drug trafficking since 2013, “Koki” is serving a heavy sentence. The occupation agreement it reached with the Venezuelan authorities proves the almost abandonment of the state in marginalized areas controlled by mega mobs.
Kota 905 is one of the most violent areas in Caracas, with many urban gangs. Over the years, the department has been subjected to violence and arbitrariness by the police, which has led to a deep hostility of the security forces to the people. In this context, gangs gained social power as real authorities in society.
The leader of the gang, Jesus Alberto Ramos Caldero, or “El Chao,” gained prominence as a lieutenant, and in 2014 he began to unite the Caracas gangs against the police. The initiative contributed to the emergence of a new criminal structure in Venezuela: “mega-gangs” of more than 50 members each, more organized and better armed than traditional street gangs, and they reflect a hierarchical structure. Gangs. Venezuelan prison gangs.
In January 2015, quota 905 was added to the Maduro government’s “Peace Zones” program, thereby giving authorities regional control over criminal organizations in exchange for reducing violence. In July of the same year the conflict with Maduro’s proposed Operation Liberation of the People (OLP) was broken up, with strong repression indicating a return to police violence and human rights abuses. The past. The first infiltration of the OLP in Kota 905 killed 15 people, of whom only six had criminal records. Rayde was not among them, and took refuge in prison a few hours before the trial. Throughout the operation he avoided capture, raising suspicions that the real target of the operation was Revett’s rivals.
The government subject to quota 905 was abandoned, turning the sector into a crime scene where mega gangs moved freely. While the “fax mafia” may have reduced violence between gangs and security forces, it has also allowed gangs such as the Koki to amass heavy weapons and strengthen their criminal economies. As of 2016, Revett’s gang was estimated to have 70 to 120 members, who used Kota 905 as a platform for extortion, kidnapping and vehicle theft. Although the coalition includes gangs, it can count up to 180 men.
“What the regime wants to do in the case of Kota 905 is again a novel, a show where they are going to criticize the democratic alternative. They lie, censor, confuse to cover up the reality: they are complicit with these armed gangs,” Guide denounced.