Friday, July 24, 2009

Young Guns

As we understand it, this is the plot of the next Harry Potter.

Mexico 'narco junior' teenagers escape jail

TIJUANA, Mexico, July 23 (Reuters) - Seventeen teenagers, many accused of working as hitmen for drug gangs, escaped from a juvenile detention center near the U.S. border on Thursday after digging through an outer wall, police said.

The boys, suspected young drug cartel members often dubbed "narco juniors," scraped a large hole through a brick wall using an iron rod at bedtime in the center in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, California, a police spokesman said.

"They made a hole and no one noticed. Then they hit two guards with the rod and made it through the wall," said the spokesman for Baja California state police, who asked not to be quoted by name.

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