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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

41 Mexican prison guards charged in mass jailbreak

The Associated Press

More than 40 prison guards have been charged with helping 153 inmates escape from a prison in a northern Mexican border city.

The federal Attorney General's office says in a statement that 41 guards have been accused of opening the gates of the prison in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Laredo, Texas. If convicted, the guards face up to 20 years in prison.

Authorities initially said 141 prisoners escaped Dec. 17, but the statement Monday said the number was 153.

The fugitives were being held for trial or had been convicted of crimes ranging from robbery to drug trafficking.

Tamaulipas has been torn by turf battles between the Gulf and Zetas drug gangs, but it was unclear whether any of the inmates belonged to those groups.


  1. There was an article on diariodelnarco back when this happened that supposedly these inmates were freed by Zetas.

    On another note, a friend who visited his mother near Ciudad Victoria said the military killed about 100 zetas. Can anybody confirm whether this is true.

    This reminds me of another rumor that had been passed on to me during the aftermath of the November 5 shootout in Matamoros just never got around to asking here if it was true. Scores of children werer apparently killed in a school during the gunbattles between the sicarios and the military. Can anybody confirm this? Just don't know what to believe anymore.

  2. And they have not recaptured a single one of the 153 escapees.

  3. Anonymous December 28, 2010 11:26 PM December 28, 2010 11:26 PM ...

    "There was an article on diariodelnarco back when this happened that supposedly these inmates were freed by Zetas."

    That doesn't necessarily mean that the Z's went to the prison and personally let out the prisoners. Most likely it meant that the guards were working for or were paid by Zetas to facilitate the escapes.

  4. There is no justice in Messico...just as these may have set free prisoners...they to will be set set free in a cloud of impunity..

    In Mx arrests, perp walks are just for show...the big novela...then nada...

  5. It's a hellish mess now. A death squad government, that in no way would have ever protected the families of those workers now charged with helping the prisoners escape, now comes after these prison guards right after the Zetas must have done the exact same thing to them! You can't win in a dirty war like this! Very sad.

    And what gets me is how the majority of ditto headed, blood lusting, Anglo US citizen red neck types reading BB safely every day now, are all themselves in a big rush to catch any people trying to flee this sad state of affairs much enflamed by US government covert entrance into Mexican affairs! Are they totally clueless or what? Perhaps they just don't have either brains nor hearts??? Yeah.... I think that's it.



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