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Suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel disguised as federal police entered a state prison in the northern state of Zacatecas and freed 59 inmates, police and army officials said.

Most of the prisoners who escaped are believed to be members of the armed wing of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel, one of the country’s most powerful criminal organizations…

The early morning jailbreak was carried out by heavily armed men dressed in the uniform of an elite federal police force.

The men, who arrived in 15 vehicles and a helicopter, gained entry into the prison after claiming they had been ordered to transfer a prisoner to another location, state police officials said.

Well, hey – they said they were “official”. They had the right badges.

  1. Whaap says:

    Yea right, disguised as blah blah.
    I bet they were corrupt real cops as most are down there.

  2. yankinwaoz says:

    #1… I was thinking the same thing. Who says they are phony? I’d bet dollars to doughnuts that they were the real corrupted federal forces.

  3. Lou says:

    Funny what a big bag of cash will get you.

  4. faxon says:

    Obviously, Repealing the 2nd Amendment would cure all these problems.

  5. amodedoma says:

    We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!’

  6. John Paradox says:

    # 4 faxon said, on May 16th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Obviously, Repealing the 2nd Amendment would cure all these problems.

    I don’t see the relevance:


  7. Nimby says:

    Just one question: Are we sure the cops were phony?

  8. Improbus says:

    Mexico isn’t a democracy it is an anarchy.

  9. chuck says:

    What’s the difference between real Mexican police, phony police and drug dealers?

    Answer: nothing.

  10. jbellies says:

    What ever happened to Sandra Turner, the hourly worker who asked to see the credentials of a man dressed as a cop, as she was instructed?

    They should long ago have apologized to her … but I don’t see anything.

    So the Mexican prison officials were just heeding the sad example of what happened to Sandra.

    Mexico, Afghanistan, the once-vibrant cities of USA–all are being eaten up by healthy profit margins!

  11. Rick Cain says:

    Let’s not forget who is the #1 customer for the mexican drugs.

    The United States. Perhaps if we weren’t so obsessed with snorting, injecting, smoking and swallowing drugs, Mexico would be a better place.


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