Sinaloa cartel officer walks out of prison dressed as guard
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexican authorities say two prisoners – one of them a member of the Sinaloa drug cartel – walked out of a jail in northwestern Mexico dressed as guards.
Sinaloa state public safety minister Inocente Hernandez says the inmates passed through six security filters as they exited the prison in Culiacan early Sunday.
Officials say they apparently had assistance from two guards at the facility.
The inmates, Julian Grimaldi and Carlos Salmon, had both recently been transferred to the prison from higher security facilities.
Local media said Grimaldi was an alleged financial operator for the Sinaloa drug cartel, while Salmon is accused of having led deadly attacks on police by the Beltran Leyva drug cartel. /cbb