132 inmates break out of Mexican prison, massive manhunt ensues
TORREON, Mexico (AFP) - A group of 132 inmates escaped from a Mexican prison near the US border on Monday, fleeing through a tunnel dug in an old carpentry workshop, the state prosecutor's office said.
The escape sparked a massive manhunt, with federal police and the Mexican army deployed on roads and highways near the correctional facility in Piedras Negras, a city bordering the Texas town of Eagle Pass.
The US Border Patrol was also taking part in the search, Coahuila state attorney general Homero Ramos Gloria told Milenio television.
The prison's director, security chief and shift guard were questioned over the escape and authorities have asked a judge to issue a detention order against the three, the state attorney general's office said in a statement.