A group of 31 fishermen serving sentences in US prisons have been repatriated to serve their sentences in Ecuador's rehabilitation centers.
The fishermen had been detained in international waters for illicit drug trafficking and had been tried on the territory of the United States.
This repatriation, the third that was done with similar cases, took place through the efforts of the Ministry of Justice, Human Rights and Cults.
The Deputy Minister for the attention of people deprived of the freedom of the Ministry of Justice, Paúl Ortega, accompanied by the authorities of the ministries of the interior, defense, foreign affairs and human mobility, received the fishermen 39; Cotopaxi International Airport.
From there, the fishermen were transferred to the Cotopaxi Judicial Council for the hearings to be held.
Once the procedure was completed, people deprived of their liberty had to be sent to the Latacunga Regional Rehabilitation Center to comply with other documents.
Subsequently, the detainees will be transferred to the CRS El Rodeo, in Portosviejo.
With this new group, there are 84 fishermen who have been repatriated.
The Ministry of Justice has indicated that through the "Pilot plan for the repatriation of Ecuadorians in the United States" it is intended that this group complete the sentence close to their loved ones, in order to strengthen their family ties, considered as an axis of social rehabilitation established in the complete criminal organic code (COIP). (THE)
This Sunday, November 11th, the visits will be activated so that the fishermen can reconnect with their loved ones.
In the Social Rehabilitation Center, inmates will be included in various activities related to the areas of education, culture, sport, health and work.