2 inmates walk out of Mexican prison dressed as guards

2018-07-24 23:04
(Sean Rayford, AP, File)

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Mexican authorities say two prisoners have walked out of a jail in northwestern Mexico dressed as guards with apparent assistance from two guards at the facility.

Sinaloa state public safety minister Inocente Hernandez says the inmates passed through six security filters as they exited the prison in Culiacan early on Sunday. The inmates, Julian Grimaldi and Carlos Salmon, had both recently been transferred to the prison from higher security facilities.

Local media said Grimaldi is an alleged financial operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel, while Salmon is accused of having led deadly attacks on police by the Beltran Leyva drug cartel.

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