“Three inmates who were being held in a Mexico City jail and facing extradition to the United States have escaped”, authorities announced on Wednesday Jan. 29.
One of the inmates, was allegedly El Chapo’s former chief financial officer, the three of them are facing extradition to the United States.
Correctional officers at the Mexico City Southern Prison (Reclusorio Sur) were conducting a morning roll call when they discovered the prisoners were missing, on Wednesday Jan. 29, at 8:30 am.
Among the escapees is Victor Manuel ‘El Vic’ Félix Beltrán, 32, who oversaw the finances of Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s Sinaloa Cartel.
Security forces were canvassing neighborhoods in the Mexican capital near the prison for two other cartel members that escaped, Luis Fernando Meza González and Yael Osuna Navarro.
The Mexico City prosecutor’s office said in a statement that Luis Fernando Meza González, Victor Manuel Félix Beltrán and Yael Osuna Navarro escaped from a prison on the south side of the city without offering more details.
Meza González and Félix Beltrán were being held on drug charges and Osuna Navarro for alleged criminal association.
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