Mar 22, 2012
Mexico Prisons: Drugs, Alcohol, and Knives found in Tabasco Prison
El Excelsior: "The Federal Police performed an unannounced search through the facilities of a
(Creset) Prison which uncovered cell phones, alcohol, drugs, and even sharp
The surprise search at the
for Social Rehabilitation took place yesterday afternoon, where federal agents
also subdued an attempted mutiny. State Center
The operation passed largely without incident, although a mutiny attempted by a group of prisoners was reported. Police sources claimed, however, that the uprising was controlled without problems or injuries.
Since sunrise, the perimeter of the penitentiary’s grounds have been cordoned off by more than 150 officers of various police agencies. Access to the prison by visitors and attorneys has also been restricted.
After finishing the search, the authorities reported that they had seized 400 grams of marijuana, 200 grams of cocaine, three cell phones, eight sharpened weapons, several liters of tepache (ed. note: a traditional Mexican alcoholic drink), as well as clothes and shoes from the inmates." Spanish original
Translation: Mikael Rojas, Americas Program