Dozens of officers from the Empire Police have been deployed across East Davidium after this morning’s confirmed escape of the country’s most infamous crime boss, former Hole Heads head Pol Cardha.
Prison officials admitted this morning that ‘El Plato’ escaped Davidium’s Maximum Security Prison in a refuse collection vehicle and a number of prison guards are being investigated for possible collusion with the escape.
Roadblocks have been set-up on all roads that lead to the prison and air support is being provided by the military.
Prime Minister Robert Goldman told the Hall of Minifigs that the state would not hold back to capture Legoland’s once again most wanted fugitive.
“Everything that can be done will be done. We will spare nothing to apprehend this criminal figure. I have informed the Commissioner of Police that if more resources are needed we will deliver them. El Plato will be caught one way or the other, dead or alive.”
The jail break comes at an inopportune time for the new administration as the capital is increasingly gripped by a turf war between organised crime syndicates. According to PwP security analyst Murdoch Vickery, the NBO’s honeymoon period is definitively over.
“The new cabinet are not a week in power and already they’ve landed a tough nut to crack. Having traditionally lauded themselves as the party of law and order and the toughest on crime, the NBO now face a task no previous administration have had any sustained success with: diminishing the power of the drug cartels. How they perform in this job will be watched by many.”
In November 2013 Pol Cardha was apprehended after armed police backed up by the army raided a warehouse in East Davidium. The minifig was subsequently sentenced to 15 life terms (450 years) by a secret judicial court. Although never publicly named, 3 of the 5 judges of the court that convicted Cardha were assassinated in the following years. Under El Plato the Hole Heads established a significant drug importation operation with Gardinian cocaine producers which saw the crime gang become the country’s second most powerful criminal enterprise after the Legoland Mafia.