UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Ten guards in a Mexican prison are being questioned by police after allegedly helping 3 inmates escape.
According to the BBC, the three people who were released from the medium security prison were part of a drug cartel under the direction of the new El Chapo.
They passed 5 large gates until they reached the outer courtyard of the prison from where they got a car and went out.
It remains unclear how they got there, and police are continuing their investigation.
Three of the prison guards said they helped the card members get out but did not provide further details.
Authorities questioned and many others. They are following two tracks, the first if the prison doors were previously open or if the prisoners were provided with keys.
Who are the fugitives?
Víctor Manuel Félix Beltrán is suspected to be a powerful influential member of the Sinaloa drug cartel, which was led by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Félix Beltrán is suspected of dealing with the finances of Guzmán’s three sons. US prosecutors also accuse him of being a “high-level drug trafficker” who operated in the cities of Culiacán and Guadalajara.
Meza González is charged with drug trafficking.
The event is a shame for the security system in Mexican prisons known for its high level of corruption.
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