While conducting surveillance tours in various parts of the city of Acuña, Coahuila State Police captured an escaped prisoner from the September 17th 2012 Piedras Negras mass prison break.
Authorities report that during the Acuña surveillance they noticed Sergio Armando Nerio Proa acting "suspiciously", after stopping him for questioning, by using identification on his person, they were able to match him to one of the missing escapees.
129 prsoners escaped in a planned escape involving a tunnel and a large amount of the escapees allowed to break free by simply walking unchallenged out prison doors.
This capture is number 60 of the 129 escapees to be captured, adding to the 17 killed in the process of being captured or in other clashes with authorities.
This brings a total of 77 accounted for, leaving a balance of 52 whose whereabouts remains unknown.
Zetas were charged with masterminding the escape, Jorge Luis Moran, public safety secretary of Coahuila, stated; “inmates inside the prison reported that those who plotted the escape were Zetas members and that some prisoners not in the cartel were forced to go along”.
"Clearly, the Zetas are behind this escape," said Moran.
Ciudad Acuña is adjacent to Del Rio Texas, and Piedras Negras adjacent to Eagle Pass, Texas.
source: la Rancherita Radio and BB archive