Top Mexican Drug Trafficker Escapes In Jail Break, Across Border From El Paso

  • The escapee’s full name is Ernesto Alfredo Piñón de la Cruz.
  • He is one of as many as 25 prisoners who escaped in the armed assault on the state prison in Chihuahua, in the Mexican city of Juárez, near the U.S. border.
  • Ten guards, seven inmates and two of the attacker were killed in the incident that began at about 7 a.m. Sunday local time.
  • The attack was carried out by heavily armed men aboard armored vehicles.
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