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Mexican authorities uncover ‘El Chapo’ style tunnel underneath Reynosa border prison: Video

May 15, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Mexican authorities uncover ‘El Chapo’ style tunnel underneath Reynosa border prison: Video

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Authorities in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas uncovered an unfinished tunnel on the grounds of a maximum security prison.

Officials said that elements of the State Police located the unfinished tunnel inside a shack on the grounds of the Reynosa prison, which led to a house outside the facility on Saturday night.

The Public Safety spokesman for the Tamaulipas government, Luis Alberto Rodríguez, reported that authorities discovered an unusual movement of removal of land in the vicinity of the prison using a geothermal energy that detects underground activities.

A raid of the prison by officials with Governor Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca’s office uncovered a significant number of contraband including alcohol, drugs, and sharp objects, KRGV reported.

“The search outside of the prison facilities continues to find more holes,” the official added.

Rodriguez stated that there was no inmate escape due to the use of a new technology used to locate the tunnel, which measured 16 feet deep, 4ft wide and 45 meters long.

Mexican drug lord Joaqúin “El Chapo” Guzman famously escaped from the Altiplano prison back in 2015 in a similar fashion, through a 1.5. mile dugout tunnel which opened directly underneath his jail cell.

Back on March 22, twenty-nine inmates, all purported members of the Los Zetas cartel managed to escape from a prison in the Tamaulipas state capital of Ciudad Victoria through a 40-meter-long tunnel.

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