Monday, July 26, 2010

Mexico prisoners 'freed for killings' in Durango state

This is one of the reasons you will never see the Cartels being stopped in Mexico .
Corruption on top of Corruption , Everyone is a crook .


Guards at a prison in Durango state are accused of lending the inmates weapons and vehicles to commit the murders in neighbouring Coahuila state before returning them to their cells.

The same group of prisoners are thought to have carried out other killings.

The prison director and at least two other officers are under investigation.

The killings in the city of Torreon in Coahuila state were traced to Gomez Palacio prison in neighbouring Durango state through bullets found at the crime scene, which matched assault rifles assigned to the guards, attorney-general's office spokesman Ricardo Najera said.

"They were allowed out of prison to kill using the weapons of the guards and travelling in official vehicles," he said.

Mr Najera said the prisoners were acting as contract killers for a drugs gang, and were thought to have carried out two other mass killings in Torreon earlier this year using the same weapons.

"The criminals carried out the executions as part of a settling of accounts with members of a rival organised crime gang. But they also killed innocent civilians in a cowardly manner before returning to their cells."

Investigators are questioning all of the prison guards as well as about half the inmates in the prison.

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