Jailed twin in Peru who swapped with his brother is recaptured after 13 months

Officials in Peru have recaptured a detainee over a year after he got away by escaping prison and leaving his twin sibling in his place.

Alexander Delgado had been serving a 16-year jail time for sexual abuse of a child and theft in a jail north of Lima.

At the point when his twin, Giancarlo, went to visit him last January, Alexander drugged him, put on his clothes and escaped from the prison.

The presumed swap was affirmed after Giancarlo’s fingerprints were taken.

Following 13 months on the run Alexander Delgado was captured on Monday in the port city of Callao after the Ministry of the Interior offered a reward for any information that lead to his capture.

He is presently expected to be moved to a maximum-security jail in the southern highlands of Peru.

While Alexander was at large, his sibling Giancarlo was captured and investigated on doubt of having worked together with his twin.

In any case, he was not charged and has now been released from prison.

Addressing the media after his capture, Alexander Delgado said he utilized the stratagem to get away “because I was desperate to see my mother”.

News Reporter

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