Nuevo Laredo Mexico, Prison Break:148 Convicts Escape Near Laredo
148 Convicts Escape From Prison Near Nuevo Laredo Mexico, Opposite Laredo, Texas
Over a 140 convicts have escaped from a Mexican prison near Laredo Texas, Mexican news outlets are reporting.
The 148 prisoners broke out of a prison on the outskirts of Nuevo Laredo across from Laredo, Texas, in the early hours of Friday, newspaper El Norte and TV network Milenio said.
Many of the prisoners are believed to be serving sentences for drug trafficking, reports said.
This is not the first time prisoners have escaped from a Mexican jail. In March, over 40 prisoners escaped from a jail in Matamoros, near Brownsville Texas.