July 5, 1990 |
Police and army troops fanned out across Mexico's northern Chihuahua state in search of a dozen inmates who broke out of the state prison after a riot in which four people were killed. Angel Torres, a spokesman for the state government, described the escapees as "drug traffickers and murderers, including one who killed 11 people." In all, 34 prisoners fled but 22 were recaptured. Torres said a convicted drug trafficker organized the escape but was killed along with another inmate.
November 15, 1989 |
Ninety-seven convicts, including several linked to some of Mexico's most notorious drug smugglers, escaped from a top security jail in Mazatlan, police said. They said the convicts escaped from the maximum security wing of the Mazatlan Social Rehabilitation Center through a 40-yard-long tunnel apparently dug from the outside in. One convict was recaptured. Police mounted roadblocks and patrolled the port area of Mazatlan, 680 miles northwest of Mexico City.
May 5, 1999 |
At least 90 prisoners broke out of a jail in Mexico's troubled Chiapas state after clashing with guards Tuesday, prosecutors said. Armando Cruz, deputy director of investigations at the state prosecutor's office, said one prisoner died and four were injured during the escape from the prison near San Cristobal de las Casas, 470 miles southeast of Mexico City. "This afternoon a group of 24 prisoners began to riot and took the armory, stealing 23 M1 rifles.
March 22, 1994 |
In the increasingly confused aftermath of a shootout between state and federal police, a state deputy attorney general and five police commanders have been cleared of wrongdoing in the incident, authorities said Monday. A Mexican federal judge ordered only one official, an agent of the state prosecutor's office, to stand trial on charges of aiding the escape of two men arrested March 3 in the gunfight at a busy intersection, officials said.
December 13, 1994 |
Seventeen inmates have escaped from a Mexican prison near Texas through an elaborate tunnel dug beneath a prison wall. The men took three to six months to dig a tunnel almost 80 yards long from a cell in the CeReSo prison to a nearby orchard, police said. They escaped early Sunday and remained at large Monday morning.
December 18, 1990 |
A Duarte man sought in the slaying of a vocational school teacher during a shooting rampage that left two others wounded surrendered Monday, 12 days after escaping from jail in Mexico where he was to be tried, authorities said. Accompanied by his attorney, Martin Anthony Meza surrendered at the West Covina police station just after 3 p.m. and was booked for investigation of murder and attempted murder, police said. He was jailed without bail.