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Warden of Bolivia's largest prison fired for party

Warden of Bolivia's largest prison fired for allowing party for jailed former anti-drug chief

Warden of Bolivia's largest prison fired for party

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) -- The warden of Bolivia's main prison has been fired and placed under investigation on suspicion of allowing a noisy birthday party to be thrown behind bars for the country's imprisoned former anti-drug chief.

State attorney Pablo Guzman said Thursday Col. Johnny Rojas was fired and is under investigation for allegedly granting another prisoner's request to throw the party for ex-general Oscar Nina.

Neighbors complained about loud music from the October party, which reportedly included singers in the main patio at Palmasola penitentiary. Bolivia's largest prison houses about 4,000 inmates outside Santa Cruz.

Nina's attorney says his client did not promote the party.

The former top cop was arrested on suspicion of helping a Mexican drug lord's son enter Bolivia under a fake identity to learn how to pilot small planes.


Updated : 2021-09-21 10:27 GMT+08:00