Mexico Coahuila inmates fled ‘via front door, not tunnel’
Local officials say that the 131 Mexican inmates who fled jail this week escaped through the front door, not a tunnel as was previously reported. The officials in Coahuila state, near the US border, said guards and a drug cartel had helped the inmates. The prison’s director and other officials in the city of Piedras Negras have now been detained. Monday’s jailbreak prompted a massive manhunt. Three of the inmates have now been recaptured. State officials earlier claimed that the prisoners had fled one by one through a tunnel measuring 2.9 metres in depth and 7metres in length.