Gangsters used a truck fitted with a homemade ram to burst into a prison and breakout a Mexican crime boss, report says

  • Gangsters used a convoy of vehicles to ram into a prison in Tula, Mexico, reports say.
  • Two cars were set on fire, and authorities are investigating whether car bombs were used.
  • The dramatic prison break resulted in nine people being freed.

Mexican gangsters used a convoy of vehicles to ram into a prison in Tula, north of Mexico City, and managed to set free nine people on Wednesday morning, according to The Guardian. 

Several vehicles, including a truck with homemade armor-plating, were used as part of the dramatic breakout, the media outlet reported.

The media outlet reported that escapees include José Artemio Maldonado Mejía, also known as “El Michoacano,” who is the leader of a local crime organization known as Pueblos Unidos. Mejía had been in custody for only a week before the breakout was launched.


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