2,000 More Gang Members Shipped To El Salvador’s Mega-Prison

FILE - In this photo, reviewed by a US Department of Defense official, detainees stand together at a fence, one holding Islamic prayer beads, at Camp Delta prison, at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006. A 74-year-old from Pakistan who was the oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center was released and returned to Pakistan on Saturday, the foreign ministry in Islamabad said Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
  • Another 2,000 suspected gang members were shipped to El Salvador’s revered mega-prison, the country’s president announced Wednesday as he unveiled more footage of the “impossible to escape” facility.
  • The new arrivals joined another 2,000 accused gangsters who landed in the new Center for the Confinement of Terrorism last month as El Salvador looks to win its battle against raging street gangs.
  • President Nayib Bukele blasted out new footage of the prison and its new prisoners being hustled off buses and into the facility as they’re surrounded by heavily armed guards.
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