Sunday 18 February 2018

Prison guards bag man in suitcase escape bid

Mexican prison inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina was caught trying to escape from jail while curled inside a suitcase. Photo: AP
Mexican prison inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina was caught trying to escape from jail while curled inside a suitcase. Photo: AP

A woman has been caught trying to sneak her common-law husband out of a Mexican prison in a suitcase following a conjugal visit.

A spokesman for police in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo said staff at the prison in Chetumal noticed that the woman seemed nervous and was pulling a black, wheeled suitcase that looked bulky.



Spokesman Gerardo Campos said prison guards checked the bag of 19-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona and found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up inside in the fetal position.



Ramirez is serving a 20-year sentence for a 2007 conviction for illegal weapons possession.



Arjona was arrested and charges are pending.

Belfast Telegraph

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