Interpol Issues Alert For Mexican Prison Fugitives

By Dialogo
May 21, 2009

Interpol says it has issued an international security alert for 11 prisoners involved in a prison break in central Mexico. The Lyon, France-based international police agency says Mexican authorities identified the 11 as the most dangerous of the 53 prisoners who escaped. The security alert, or orange notice, provides identifying details on each fugitive and goes to all of Interpol's 187 member countries. Interpol said in a statement Thursday that the orange notices are issued for people who pose "a risk to the safety and security of citizens around the world." An armed gang freed the inmates, including two dozen with ties to a powerful drug cartel, in a quick, daring raid Saturday in a prison in Zacatecas.