Thursday, January 5, 2012

31 inmates killed in Altamira, Tamaulipas prison fight



AP

A vicious fight among inmates armed with makeshift knives, clubs and even stones left 31 people dead in a prison in a drug cartel-plagued state in northern Mexico, authorities said.

Another 13 prisoners were wounded in the brawl in the penitentiary in the Gulf Coast city of Altamira, Tamaulipas state's Public Safety Department said in a statement.

The fight started when a group of inmates burst into a section of the prison they were banned from and attacked the prisoners housed there, the department said.

Local media said the fight was between members of the rival Gulf and Zetas drug cartels but authorities wouldn't confirm the reports. Tamaulipas state has been the scene of bloody turf battles between the two former allies.

Tamaulipas state officials said many of the dead were killed by makeshift knives. A state official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation said several of the inmates were beaten to death with clubs or stones.

Soldier and marines managed to take control of the prison, the official said.

The safety department said 22 of the inmates killed were serving sentences for state crimes and nine for federal offenses. It gave no other details.

The port of Altamira in southern Tamaulipas, near the border with the state of Veracruz, is in a region that has seen a spike in drug-violence in the last two months. Authorities say the port is used to bring in cocaine and precursor chemicals used to make methamphetamine into Mexico.

In 2010, four inmates at the Altamira prison were killed when an armed gang stormed the penitentiary as 11 inmates were being transferred. Authorities did not confirm reports that the raid was an attempt to free prisoners. Gang raids on prisons are common in Tamaulipas.


13 comments:

  1. ALLELUIA 31 LESS CRIMINALS, ALLAH AKBAR ;-)

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  2. zetas and golfos in handtohand cqc id love to see the security videos of this

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  3. Ovemex you are back, I was starting to worry about you.

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  4. HERE ARE THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE KILLED.

    • José Ignacio Espinoza Pérez.

    • José Manuel Hernández Quiroga.

    • Antonny Uriel Pérez Juárez.

    • Usiel del Ángel García.

    • Blas Padilla Cázares o Alejandro Guzmán.

    • Joaquín Felipe García Hernández.

    • Fernando Rojano Domínguez.

    • José Martín González González o Ismael del Ángel Cruz.

    • José Antonio Coronado Solís o José Antonio Colorado Solís.

    • Benjamín Tenorio Vera.

    • Mario Alberto Urbina Alcántar.

    • Laurencio Sánchez Hernández.

    • Fidel Horacio Mendoza Vázquez.

    • Juan Eduardo Mendoza Ortiz.

    • Leonel Cerda Guillén.

    • Héctor Melquiades Vázquez Mascorro.

    • José Amado Pulido Marín.

    • José Antonio Escareño Hernández.

    • Jesús Nicasio Rivera.

    • Fernando Alvarado Montoya.

    • José Alfredo Lara Casados.

    • Juan Silvestre Cossío Corpus.

    • Juan Jiménez Rosario o Leobardo Calaxis Torres.

    • Román Chávez Arredondo.

    • Américo Torres Avalos.

    • Enrique Jerónimo Anastacio o Luis Enrique Jerónimo Anastacio.

    • Fernando Rojano García.

    • José Francisco Lucio Torres.

    • Mario Alberto Rodríguez López.

    • Hugo Alberto Venegas Cabrera.

    • Lázaro Martínez Cruz.

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  5. Sweet. Darn shame they didn't just kill everyone in the prison and be done with it.

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  6. CDG taking care of business

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  7. This is the smartest thing the mexican government has ever done bravo or if they did not do it on purpose lol. This is great think about putt all the drug cartels in prison let them fight it out like real men no guns no innocent casualties I think this is the way mexico gets the state back to normal gladiator fight who is the real boss jajajajaj!!!!!

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  8. Sweet..that's 31 down..about 500,000 to go..lol

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  9. At least this X-Mas 100+ inmates did not walk out of prison, like last yr in Nuevo Laredo.

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  10. "Anonymous said...

    This is the smartest thing the mexican government has ever done bravo or if they did not do it on purpose lol. This is great think about putt all the drug cartels in prison let them fight it out like real men no guns no innocent casualties I think this is the way mexico gets the state back to normal gladiator fight who is the real boss jajajajaj!!!!!
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  11. how fitting that José Ignacio Espinoza Pérez would be killed, hopefully beaten to death with a stone, less than a week after he killed an american father of three the same way - just for five minutes of access to a credit card. May the gates of hell swallow you whole.

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