March 4, 2024



Gangsters use vehicles to ram into Mexico prison and free nine inmates

The Guardian

Mexican gangsters used a convoy of vehicles – including a truck with homemade armour-plating – to ram their way into a prison before opening fire at guards and rescuing nine inmates.

Several other vehicles were also set on fire in the spectacular plot targeting the jail in the central city of Tula. The escapees include José Artemio Maldonado Mejía, alias “El Michoacano”, the leader of a local crime organisation known as Pueblos Unidos.

One prison guard and one police officer were injured in the attack early on Wednesday, according to Hidalgo state authorities.

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