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Warden at Mexican Prison Arrested

November 10, 2001

MEXICO CITY (AP) _ State police arrested the warden, his assistant and 21 guards at a penitentiary in the northern state of Chihuahua Friday for their alleged involvement in a jailbreak by four dangerous inmates a day earlier.

The warden allegedly took a bribe to allow the escape, in which four men serving sentences for homicide and kidnapping escaped from San Guillermo prison. One has since been captured, and 700 state police were searching for the others.

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