[:en]Nine inmates killed during prison riot in Reynosa, Tamaulipas[:es]Riña en el penal de Reynosa, Tamaulipas, deja 9 muertos[:]

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Nine inmates were killed Thursday August 10, as gang members stabbed and bludgeoned their rivals to death in a prison brawl in Mexico, authorities said, the latest deadly violence in the country’s jails.

The fight broke out at a prison in Reynosa, a city near the US border in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas.

“Two groups of prisoners were involved in a clash, using weapons such as clubs, stones and shanks,” the state government said in a statement.

“Nine inmates died and two were wounded.”

The riot broke out on visitation day, and guards “focused their efforts on protecting (inmates’) families,” it said.

State police were sent in to bring the brawl under control, firing shots in the air to break it up.

Mexico’s overcrowded prisons are plagued by riots, revenge killings and jailbreaks, and powerful gangs often hold de facto control inside (AFP Photo/Julio Cesar AGUILAR)


Mexico’s overcrowded prisons are plagued by riots, revenge killings and jailbreaks, and powerful gangs often hold de facto control inside.

Last month, 28 inmates were hacked to death by their rivals at a prison in Acapulco, a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The prison system in Tamaulipas, a state racked by the deadly violence of Mexico’s drug cartel wars, had already made bad headlines twice this year.

In March, 29 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a prison in Ciudad Victoria. And in June, seven people were killed, including three police, when officers stormed the same prison to regain control from inmates who had been stockpiling guns.

Source: https://www.yahoo.com/

[:es]Autoridades se movilizaron en Reynosa, Tamaulipas, el jueves 10 de agosto, luego de que se reportara una riña al interior del penal, la cual dejó como saldo nueve muertos y dos heridos.

De acuerdo a información de medios, el operativo al interior de la prisión inició después de que se escucharan detonaciones de arma de fuego, las cuales habrían sido provocadas por los custodios para disuadir.

La Vocería de Seguridad Pública de Tamaulipas, a través de un comunicado en redes sociales, reportó la muerte de nueve internos.

Entre los fallecidos se encontraría “El Borrado”, quien presuntamente controlaba las actividades ilícitas al interior de la prisión.

Apenas el 31 de julio, Felipe Téllez Ramírez, coordinador de Centros de Ejecución de Sanciones (Cedes) de Tamaulipas, fue acribillado por hombres armados.

Téllez se encontraba en el estacionamiento de un restaurante en el kilómetro 4.7 de la carretera Victoria-Matamoros, cuando sujetos abrieron fuego en contra de él e hirieron a tres personas más.

Fuente: http://www.sinembargo.mx[:]

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