Jailbreak drama: Prisoner who fled after drugging twin, swapping places, recaptured

Peruvian authorities have recaptured a prisoner after a year on the run

Authorities in Peru have recaptured a prisoner more than a year after he escaped from jail by leaving his twin brother in his place.

The 28-year-old escaped from Piedras Gordas prison on January 10, 2017 after drugging his twin brother Giancarlo Stuard Delgado Herrera during a visit.

A former justice minister, Marisol PĂ©rez Tello, said the wickedness of Alexander's escape plan had left many shocked. Giancarlo was initially put under arrest under suspicion that he had aided and abetted his brother, but was subsequently cleared of charges.

The arrest of Alexander Delgado Herrera marks the end of a year-long manhunt.

If you recall, on Arrested Development George Bluth Sr. drugged his twin brother Oscar in a courthouse bathroom, shaved his head, then escaped out the window before police discovered the brother. It is not clear if the police was tipped off by someone about Alexander's whereabouts or they tracked him on their own. The prison is located at an altitude of 5,000 metres.

Peruvian authorities have recaptured a prisoner after a year on the run

When asked by local media, Alexander Delgado said he wanted to escape "because I was desperate to see my mother".

He had been convicted of sexual violation of a minor in 2015 and was serving a 16-year sentence.

He will now be moved to a high-security prison, the BBC reported.

The report further stated that prisons like Challapalca "are in totally inhospitable places, both cold and geographically isolated".

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