By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – El Salvadoran police detained a Spanish priest known for supporting a fragile gang truce over allegations he smuggled cell phones into jail, police said, a move questioned later on Wednesday by El Salvador’s president. Father Antonio Rodriguez, who is suspected of ties to a jailed gang leader, was stopped at a police checkpoint while driving to his home in the capital city, San Salvador, early on Wednesday, authorities said. Rodriguez, who has used job training workshops to help reintegrate former gang members into society, will be held for 72 hours while authorities continue their investigation, Police Chief Mauricio Landaverde said. After the announcement, President Salvador Sanchez Ceren praised Rodriguez’s work reintegrating former criminals and lamented his detention.
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