|The price of freedom in Sonora? About $78k|
The arrested men are accused of assisting in the escape of the five inmates with false documents.
At a press conference the head of the PGJE, Carlos Navarro Sugich, said that two of the criminals had been re-arrested, and that the other three were still at large.
The arrested officlas include the General Counsel of the State Prison System and four former paralegals. As well, a former official in the Social Rehabilitation Center at the Hermosillo I facility (Centro de Readaptación Social Hermosillo I), two security officers, and a criminal ringleader were taken into custody.
More arrests are likely on the way, including possibly the deputy director of criminal law at Hermosillo I, a former legal assistant, and another former security official.
The five inmates were released from Hermosillo I as a result of a sophisticated scam in which the prisoner registration system was falsified. The prisoners allegedly paid at least a million pesos, about US$78,000, for their freedom.
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