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Gunmen Free 9 Inmates From Colombian Jail

From Reuters

About 20 attackers wielding machine guns disarmed guards at a prison in northern Colombia and freed nine inmates including convicted drug smugglers, police said Sunday.

Police mounted a dragnet for those freed Saturday from Marinilla Prison, about 30 miles east of the city of Medellin.

Leaders of the Medellin cartel drug-smuggling ring may have masterminded the breakout since low-ranking members of the ring were among the escapees, police added.


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