Screenshot of the video of a security camera placed at a Mexican federal prison and published on July, 2016 inside the prison in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. / AFP / Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong / Miguel Angel Osorio Chong /
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Ten inmates escaped late Tuesday from a prison in Mexico's Caribbean beach resort of Cancun, the latest jailbreak to hit the country's scandal-plagued penitentiary system.Last month, three inmates escaped during a riot and fire in a prison just outside Mexico City that left several prisoners and police officers injured.The biggest escape took place in September 2012 in a prison in the northern border town of Piedras Negras, when 131 inmates bolted through the front door.In November 2013, seven inmates escaped from a prison in the northern state of Tamaulipas after six prisoners were killed during a fight.
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