Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Armed men storm Mexico border prison to free 13 inmates

Thirteen inmates escaped when armed men arrived in 10 vehicles and stormed a prison in the border city of Reynosa, Mexican officials have said. Three prisoners died during the raid but it was unclear who shot them. Authorities have put 31 prison staff under investigation in connection with the escape. It was the second big jailbreak in a week in Tamaulipas state, which has seen an increase in violence blamed on a split between rival drug gangs. The jailbreak in Reynosa, which lies just across the US-Mexico border from McAllen in Texas, happened on Friday night. The authorities reported the raid and the deaths of the three prisoners but did not give details of the escape until Sunday...more

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