By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline
Published: 11:50 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 11:53 BST, 5 September 2020
Guatemalan gang members yesterday released three prison guards who had been taken hostage in a jail in the capital, the government said.
Images released yesterday show the defiant Mara 18 gang members, some making gang signs, being handcuffed during an inspection after the hostage situation at the Centro Preventivo de Hombres (CPH) prison in Guatemala City.
Prison system spokesman Carlos Morales told local media that four guards from the prison were detained by gang members from Mara 18, who have a wing in the jail.
'In sector 11 of the centre, prisoners detained four guards and our agents [...] began a dialogue to rescue those detained,' he said.
A member of Mara 18 gang gestures during an inspection at Centro Preventivo de Hombres prison, after the release of three guards of the penitentiary system (SP) in Guatemala City yesterday
A Mara 18 gangster makes a gang sign during an inspection in a Guatemala City prison yesterday
A member of 'Mara 18' gang makes a crew sign during an inspection at a Guatemala City prison after three prison guards were