Flying into a wild rage after a fellow prisoner burglarized his cell, vicious killer Joran van der Sloot hired a hit man to get bloody revenge.

Shocked guards found the thief lying in a pool of blood, screaming in agony with three stab wounds in his stomach.

Joran sneered as he told another prisoner: “That’ll teach the bastard not to mess with me!”

Incredibly, the horrifying “hit” cost the well-heeled Dutch thug a paltry $105, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively.

And it set Lima’s notorious Miguel Castro Castro prison on edge as its top “celebrity” inmate demonstrated he’s as ruthless as its worst killers.

Joran is accused of the brutal murder of 21-year-old Peruvian student Stephany Flores in May.

He’s also the prime suspect in the disappearance of Alabama high school teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba five years ago.

The menacing hulk recently left a jailhouse meeting with a visitor to find his cell had been ransacked. He went berserk, divulged an insider.

“Two shirts, a cap, a pair of shoes and about $35 he’d stashed under his mattress had been stolen.

“Joran screamed at the guards, demanding to know why they hadn’t stopped the thief. But they just shrugged and turned their backs.

“Joran yelled at them, ‘I don’t need you cowards – I’ll take care of this myself!’”

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