Saturday, May 16, 2009


MEXICO CITY — Local media report that an armed gang has raided a prison in central Mexico and freed more than 50 inmates.

El Sol de Zacatecas newspaper says gunmen wearing federal police uniforms arrived in several vehicles at the Cieneguillas prison, then subdued guards and freed 54 prisoners early Saturday.
Government news agency Notimex says soldiers are searching for the fugitives.

A woman who answered the phone at the state prosecutor's office said nobody was available to comment. Phones rang unanswered at the prison and state police headquarters.

The federal Attorney General's Office declined to comment because there was no public confirmation from state authorities.

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