You don't have to watch as many bad movies as we do to know that Mexican prisons are pretty rough places, and Querétaro's biggest hoosegow in San José el Alto is no exception. This weekend, though, the gub'mint decided to crackdown, and in the wee hours of Friday morning, 400 soldiers and cops swarmed the facility. The 1,600 prisoners (it's a safe bet that the jail was designed for half that number) were searched, and their cells turned inside out.
When it was all said and done four hours later, they had seized "two knife blades, some pills, three packets with presumed cocaine residue and a marijuana roach." From 1,600 prisoners. We have old sports coats with more contraband in the pockets.
Nice work, muchachos! Honestly, we don't know which is more astounding - that there would only be that much contraband in a Mexican prison that size; that that's all that 400 soldiers and cops could find after a four-hour search; or that the local press coverage is utterly lacking in ridicule.