Police Impostors Free 50 From Mexican Jail

By Daniel Macht
|  Sunday, May 17, 2009  |  Updated 3:00 AM CDT
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Police Impostors Free 50 From Mexican Jail

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A border patrol vehicle drags the sand to make any new footprints of border crossers more visible along a recently constructed section of the controversial US-Mexico border fence. In Mexico, men dressed as police officers sprung scores of inmates from jail.

Armed men dressed as police officers sprung more 50 inmates from a Mexican prison on Saturday, The New York Times reported

Authorities said the brazen jailbreak in the northern state of Zacatecas likely freed drug traffickers. 

The bust reportedly lasted minutes, after "men arrived in a caravan of 15 vehicles with police markings as well as in a helicopter," according to the Times.

They left with 53 of the prison's 1,500 inmates, authorities told the paper.

Gov. Amalia Garcia Medina said that prison guards and supervisors at the facility were being questioned for possibly aiding in the criminal operation.

But so far, it appeared everyone got away.  

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