The National Police has reported the arrest in Leizpig (Germany) this Thursday of Yusef M. L., alias 'El Pastilla', the prisoner who escaped from the Alcalá-Meco penitentiary center (Madrid) on Christmas Eve.
Specifically, the arrest occurred at a train station in this German city. Investigators from the Fugitive Location Section of the National Police had an investigation open through the ENFAST Network that placed him in German territory.
Sources from Penitentiary Institutions explained that on the same afternoon of the 23rd they detected the absence of this inmate, so they activated the protocols consisting of communicating what happened to the Security Forces and Bodies, to the Court that is handling the prisoner's case, and initiating a internal procedure to find out what went wrong and what led to the opening of the file that must determine the possible sanction to the penitentiary center officials.
On January 11, the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions, dependent on the Ministry of the Interior, opened a file against prison officials for their alleged involvement in the chain of errors that led to the prisoner's escape.
This opening of the file affects three officials of the Madrid prison: the person who led 'El Pastilla' to the communications room (the locutorio), the person in charge of taking the relatives outside the prison once they saw their children (among whom the young fugitive camouflaged himself) and the official at the main door, who did not warn that a person had not given him his ID before leaving the facilities.
'El Pastilla', 20 years old, was in prison after being arrested for the murder in April of Nayim K.A., alias 'Tayena', head of one of the factions of organized crime in Ceuta, and another 26-year-old man. which the gang mistook for a member of a rival group.
The National Police arrested Yuseff at the end of May in the port of Algeciras and he was provisionally imprisoned in the prison of this Cadiz city. He was classified as level five in the File of Special Monitoring Inmates (FIES) of Penitentiary Institutions.
Due to his conflict with a group of inmates from that prison, he was transferred to Alcalá-Meco at the beginning of last December. On Saturday afternoon before Christmas Eve, he escaped just after communicating with relatives, bypassing security checks and mixing among said relatives to flee without violence or intimidation.