Jail Break in Mexico
POSTED: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 4:50am
UPDATED: Monday, December 20, 2010 - 3:13pm
140 Inmates Escape
NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO - In Mexico Friday, more than 140 inmates escaped a prison near the U.S.border in the biggest jail break in Mexico since the government launched its war on drug cartels four years ago.
In a bold move, prisoner sources say inmates in Nuevo Laredo slowly filed out of the main vehicle entrance of the prison.
The head of the state's jail system has been suspended pending an investigation.
It is not immediately clear who is behind the prison break, but Reuters quotes police sources who believe the Gulf Cartel may have offered to free members of the Zetas gang on condition they switch sides.