Mexican prisoners let out for killings, borrowed guard’s guns

A group of drug cartel inmates who were allowed by guards to leave prison to commit murders are believed responsible for the massacre of 17 people earlier this month, the Mexican government said…

They were allowed to leave the prison and use the weapons of the guards in these executions using official vehicles,” said Ricardo Najera, the spokesman for the federal prosecutors’ office.

“These criminals carried out their executions as part of the settling of accounts between rival gangs and disgracefully these cowardly criminals then murdered innocent civilians on their way back to their cells.”

Drug gang hitmen in five sports utility vehicles stormed a birthday party in the northern city of Torreon on July 18 and gunned down 17 revelers with automatic weapons. Another 18 people were wounded in the attack.

Two prison guards have so far been detained in the investigation into the case, Najera said.

Golly gee. Two members of the corrupt prison administration detained for questioning.

Don’t they have any influential friends or relatives at all?

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