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Prisoners flee Mexico prison as gangs crash cars into prison

Robert Besser
06 Dec 2021, 01:56 GMT+10

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: A Mexican gang crashed vehicles into a Mexican jail this week, in a successful bid to free nine prisoners.

Officials in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo said two policemen were injured in the assault, which took place in the early hours of the morning.

The police force under the state's authority noted that both the National Guard and police are moving to apprehend the gang members and escaped prisoners.

"An armed group burst into the prison aboard several vehicles, and it is worth noting that near the prison, two vehicles were burned as part of the criminal group's operation, as a distraction," Simn Vargas, interior secretary of the state, noted.

Mexican gang members have been known to set ablaze vehicles as a means of diverting the attention of policemen.

Police have not yet identified the gang that planned the jail break.

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