POSTED: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 7:39am
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 3:12pm
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico - 50 inmates escaped and 6 people were killed during a prison riot in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
Many of the inmates who escaped were serving time for drug trafficking and belonged to drug gangs.
Local reports say that some inmates gained control of the prison's control center, and 50 inmates and 5 guards fled.
Nuevo Laredo is a major drug smuggling route into the U.S.