A Brazilian drug lord, Jarvis Chimenes Pavao who is serving an eight-year prison sentence has been discovered to be doing his time behind bars in a ‘VIP cell’ – complete with a plasma television, a kitchen, three rooms and a DVD library.
Pavao was imprisonned in Tacumbu prison in Asuncion, Paraguay, after being found guilty of money laundering charges.
Yet the jail which is notorious for its terrible living conditions and frequent violence, seemed to have created a luxurious haven for Pavao, who is considered to be one of South America’s deadliest and most feared drug lords.
Photos reveal an expansive three room ‘cell’ consisting of a bedroom, living room and kitchen.
The gangster had an en suite bathroom, a treadmill and a big-screen plasma TV, wardrobes, conference room, air conditioning, tiled walls, furniture, and library.
But Pavao’s cushy life behind bars came to an end at his own doing, after officers began to suspect he was planning to detonate a bomb in order to smash through one of the jail walls and escape.
Investigators flooded the Brazilian’s cell in search of the explosives on Tuesday night, but instead found his luxury prison pad.
After the raid, Pavao’s lawyer said the lifestyle her client was able to lead while locked up was proof of how deeply corrupt the Paraguayan prison system had become.
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