Guillén is a commissary over 50 years old, almost two meters tall, with a deep
voice and a big mustache. He directed the Scientific Police subdelegation of San
Francisco - a municipality in the south of the metropolitan area of Maracaibo -
from 2010 to 2012. Despite his accomplishments, the local media criticized his
close ties with PSUV Mayor Omar Prieto. He was accused of receiving direct
orders from the mayor, without obeying any other hierarchy.
Leonel arrived at the old police offices and took him directly to Guillén's
office, located on the first floor (only a few offices on the ground floor, and
in a corridor, the bathrooms right next to the cells). He then felt some peace
of mind, but before meeting with the commissioner, he saw Raúl Díaz Granados
leave the office, the boyfriend of his wife's sister, who had left Habirú months
before, despising the entire environment. They looked each other in the eye, but
did not speak a word to each other.
entering, the commissioner clarified the doubts: the complaint was made by Raúl,
about some irregularities in his community. Either way, it wouldn't get any
bigger, he thought, but he was still surprised by all the police deployment for
a complaint that would be nothing more than a gossip.
- When the
conversation with the commissioner ended, I felt like going to the bathroom.
González was in prison for six months.
forced labor, sexual violence on a continuum basis, profit for non-indicated
work, profit for child work, exhibition of pornographic material and reduction
to slavery. These were the crimes which Leonel was accused of committing, along
with Yuvani and both's driver. The next day he entered the "Bunker” of
the "El Marite" prison and then the scandal began in the entire state of Zulia.
- When a new
detainee arrives at the prison, the welcome is a beating, but the "pran" was
busy that day. The other prisoners asked us, before they beat us, not to scream
too much because that annoyed them -. None of them were ever beaten. According
to Leonel, the "pran" is a good man.
maintained order and respected the internal rules of the de facto leaders of the
penitentiary, but the rest of the detainees were still concerned. The beating
common practice is for the prison leader to murder anyone who has committed a
serious crime such as rape. According to this unwritten code, the crimes of
Leonel and company were unforgivable, and on a daily basis the local media - the
newspapers Panorama, La Verdad, Versión Final - published
new details provided by commissioner Guillén: that Leonel authorized young
people to masturbate only in his presence and then return the favor; that he
resorted to physical violence for no apparent reason and that 30 children had
disappeared from the commune.
far from receiving a beating, made friends with the leader and the other
detainees. Having his integrity assured, but still being imprisoned, and with
the uncertainty of not knowing which enemy to fear.