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Latino Daily News

Tuesday January 4, 2011

Wanted Poster With 151 Mexican Prison Fugitives Now Appearing in U.S.

The poster features close to 200 drug dealers, murderers, and human traffickers that escaped a Nuevo Laredo, Mexican prison last December is now appearing in the U.S.

The escaped inmates, latest figures peg the number at 151,  most probably escaped with the help of guards who were bribed or threatened.  Mexican authorities believe members of the Zetas were behind the prison break, allegedly breaking out reinforcements to continue waging war against other armed groups and Mexican police and military forces.

Intelligence analysts said that the breakout means that we should expect more violence in cities within the Zetas-dominated areas. Carjackings should spike, as well as other Zeta orchestrated terror.

This week, the Webb County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers, U.S. Border Patrol and the Mexican military compiled and published a giant poster “so the public can know, our officers can know and our officers can be safe in case they come across something,” according to Federico Garza, chief deputy at the Webb County Sheriff’s Office.

Since the breakout occurred in Nuevo Laredo, not far away from the U.S. city of Laredo, Texas officials said, “It would be naive not to think the potential for them being here [The United States] is not real.”