- Title: Mexican authorities search infamous prison for mass graves
- Date: 8th October 2019
- Summary: MONTERREY, MEXICO (RECENT - SEPTEMBER 28, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS, PRISONERS GATHERED ON FIELD WAITING TO BE TRANSFERRED TO NEW PRISON DURING CLOSURE OF 'TOPO CHICO' VARIOUS, PRISON GUARDS ESCORTING PRISONERS PRISONERS ON BUS PRISONERS BEING LED INTO NEW PRISON OF 'APODACA' VARIOUS, PRISONERS IN CELLS OF 'APODACA' PRISON
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2019 20:22
- Keywords: jail prison prisoners incarcerated forensic bodies search hidden gang-controlled Mexico mass graves
- Location: MONTERREY, MEXICO
- City: MONTERREY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA004B08NKNB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Mexican authorities on Tuesday (October 08) were undertaking the grim work of searching the grounds of an infamous prison in northern Mexico for the graves of missing prisoners.
Canine detection units and forensic specialists with ground-penetrating radar could be seen sweeping the now-closed 'Topo Chico' prison in the city of Monterrey.
The Nuevo Leon state government said the search was conducted in response to demands of family members of prisoners who have gone missing at the shuttered facility.
State authorities said no bodies have been found as of Tuesday, but an extensive search is planned.
(Production: Daniel Becerril, Rodolfo Pena Roja)
- Copyright Holder: REUTERS
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