Skip to comments.59 Escape from Mexican Border Prison
Posted on 07/15/2011 10:35:38 PM PDT by Route797
MEXICO CITY Fifty-nine inmates escaped Friday from a prison in northern Mexico after a disturbance that left seven prisoners dead and at least five others injured, sources in the Tamaulipas state government told Efe.
The incident took place at the Cedes 2 penitentiary in Nuevo Laredo, just across the border from Laredo, Texas, the same institution from which 151 inmates fled last December.
Besides the 59 escapees, seven guards remain unaccounted for, the sources said.
Fridays mass escape came less than two months after 17 inmates tunneled their way out of a prison in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, a city next door to McAllen, Texas.
In March, the person appointed to run Cedes 2 after the disappearance of the warden who presided over the December escape was stabbed to death by an inmate.
Forty-one guards were charged in connection with last years breakout from Cedes 2.
Mexicos drug mobs sometimes engineer massive prison breaks in response to the killings and arrests of their gunmen.
Tamaulipas is one of the main battlegrounds in a turf war between the Gulf cartel and Los Zetas, a band of Mexican special forces deserters turned hired guns.
After several years as the armed wing of the Gulf cartel, Los Zetas went into the drug business on their own account and now control several lucrative territories.
More than 1,000 army troops have been deployed to Tamaulipas in recent weeks to support state and local law enforcement in their struggle with organized crime.EFE
59 criminals roaming free in Northern Mexico? Now it’s going to become a violent lawless region! Some of them might even make it to the U.S......oh wait.....never mind.
Starting to sound alot like afghanistan and yemen, ain’t it?
Drug money talks. Prisoners walk!
I wouldnt work in law enforcement in Northern Mexico. Would you??
Los dos Laredos ping!
Laredo: Police Chief Assures Public No Need to Worry
Only as Judge Dredd
Thanks Swinney. Did you hear about the Austin PD arresting a number of people involved with the Mexican Mafia last week?
Bet they are here in LA by now. Our mayor welcomes them with open arms.
How many obama guns were used in the break out?
16+2 that already were in jail.
I'm shocked that criminal activity would be occurring in a Sanctuary City!
They forgot to add the rest of the headline.
But, but, but, the Austin silly council, the mayor and the PD chief all say it is NOT a sanctuary city. Jus axe 'em.
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