Mexico sees inside job in prison break

Los Angeles Times, 5/18/2009

It took just minutes. Not a shot was fired. And by Sunday, authorities were sure it was an inside job.

Suspected drug traffickers swept into the prison in Zacatecas state Saturday and freed 53 inmates. Many of the escapees were cartel gunmen.

State Gov. Amalia Garcia said the prison warden and two top guards had been arrested. An additional 40 guards were being questioned.

“It is clear to us that this was perfectly planned” and that guards were bought off, Garcia said.

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One Response to Mexico sees inside job in prison break

  1. [...] circulated a video highlighting the raid on the Monreal property. Monreal retaliated and said last weekend’s prison break in Zacatecas, in which 53 narco hit men and others escaped, shows that Garcia’s government is [...]

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