Mexican guards allegedly let prisoners out to kill people

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    MEXICO CITY - Guards and officials at a prison in northern Mexico allegedly let inmates out, gave them guns and allowed them to use official vehicles to carry out drug-related killings, including the massacre of 17 people last week, prosecutors said Sunday.

    After carrying out the killings, the inmates would return to their cells, the Attorney General's Office said in a revelation that was shocking even for a country wearied by years of drug violence and corruption.

    "According to witnesses, the inmates were allowed to leave with authorization of the prison director . . . to carry out instructions for revenge attacks using official vehicles and using guards' weapons for executions," office spokesman Ricardo Najera said at a news conference.

    The director of the prison in Gomez Palacio in Durango state and three other officials were placed under a form of house arrest pending further investigation.

    Prosecutors said the prison-based hit squad is suspected in three mass shootings, including the July 18 attack on a party in the city of Torreon. In that incident, gunmen fired indiscriminately into a crowd of mainly young people in a rented hall, killing 17 people.

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    Mexico is just a 'notch' above, not by much, Afghanistan. I'm surprised a report like this got out of Mexico.
    When we lose in Afghanistan, withdraw, and Karzai has to go into exile, he'll probably become a future Presidente' of Mexico.
    No doubt.
     

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