The Mexican Navy reported that it recaptured nine of the 32 inmates that had escaped from Veracruz jails two weeks previously, in a camp run by the Zetas drug gang.

The 32 prisoners fled three different prisons in the Gulf state of Veracruz in coordinated jailbreaks on September 19.

The navy arrested 14 individuals at a camp thought to be run by the Zetas as a training facility for its members, and said that nine of these had escaped from La Toma prison. Officials said that the Zetas had sprung the men from jail.

Some of the 32 escapees were thought to be amongst 35 bodies that were dumped on a street in state capital Veracruz the following day. The authorities said that all the dead were members of the Zetas, and a sign left with the bodies said, “This will happen to all those Zeta s—- who remain in Veracruz.”

Another 14 were recaptured soon after the break.

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