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Riot at a police station in Moreno: they have a policeman hostage


Thirty prisoners protest in the 4th detachment of the Cuartel V neighborhood, west of Greater Buenos Aires. They demand the transfer to other dependencies.

At least 30 detainees held

a riot this Thursday at the Moreno 4th police station

, where they hold

a policeman hostage


They protest against the poor housing conditions and demand transfer to other units due to overcrowding in the cells.


thirty detainees

-according to the complaint, in a cell for 9 people- are the ones who took over the jail sector of the police station located in Cuartel V, one of the most dangerous neighborhoods of the party.

In Moreno there had already been a similar riot in mid-2021. There is a strong Buenos Aires police operation at the scene and the

arrival of prosecutor Karina Saucedo

is expected .

in charge of the Functional Instruction Unit (UFI) 2 of the Judicial Department of Moreno-General Rodríguez.

According to police and judicial sources, the incident began minutes before 5:00 p.m. at the Moreno 4th police station.

of Cuartel V, located in Colectora Hipólito Yrigoyen y Gutemberg, in the western zone of Greater Buenos Aires.

Riot in a cell of a Moreno police station.


"I am here with the detainees, they are not doing anything to me, everything is fine. What they are asking for is an

urgent transfer

to a prison unit or to another police station because there are a number of detainees and they want an urgent transfer," was a message released on networks social media, with the voice that would be that of the police officer held inside the unit, according to a video broadcast by the local media outlet

Semanario Actualidad


In the background, some of the inmates are heard delimiting their claims.

The detainees

had already been spreading their protests with videos

that they sent to their relatives from inside the police station.


We live in an inhumane way

," they say in one of those records.

They assure that they do not have water nor do they deliver food and that, due to the overcrowding, "there are people sleeping in the patio."

In front of the 4th police station in Moreno, where detainees make a riot.

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"Not even in Colombia are they like this.

Not even the maras sleep like this

," they add.

And they say they suffer mistreatment, in addition to not having enough water or food.

Images from outside the police station showed

several mobile police and security workers

stationed in front of the building, waiting for orders from judicial officials.

a complicated match

Moreno is one of the most populated districts of Greater Buenos Aires, with one of the largest numbers of prisoners in various jails and police stations, where they should not be.

Riot in a cell of a Moreno police station.


In May 2021, a riot had affected the Villa Trujui 2nd police station, which has space for 16 people but there were 40 prisoners in the same place.

That time they took two workers from the unit hostage.

After a few hours, the authorities received a petition from the prisoners and released the two employees.


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