Xate Blooming In The Forest Reserve

Tonight, there is some good news coming out of the Chiquibul National Park as the Friends for Conser...

Price for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene Reduce

As of mid-night tonight, prices for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene will see reductions at the pumps. ...

Well Known City Figure Charged For Courts Robbery In Corozal

Also arraigned at the Magistrate’s Court today was known city figure Samuel Halliday, who turned 26 ...

Ambassadors Present Credentials To Governor General

Four ambassadors presented their Letters of Credence today to the Governor General of Belize His Exc...

Preliminary Figures For Re-Registration Released

Today marks the start of week two in the mass re-registration exercise here in the Jewel. As the pro...

  • Xate Blooming In The Forest Reserve

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 01:56
  • Price for Regular Gasoline and Kerosene Reduce

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:02
  • Well Known City Figure Charged For Courts Robbery In Corozal

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:07
  • Ambassadors Present Credentials To Governor General

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:14
  • Preliminary Figures For Re-Registration Released

    Tuesday, 10 July 2018 02:22

prisonersTwenty three prisoners belonging to the Mara or Barrio dies y ocho gang managed to escape from the Marco Aurelio Soto prison in Honduras last week Thursday. However, according to reports from international media houses, information regarding the jailbreak was not publicly announced until two days later on Saturday May 13 by the Director of the National Penitentiary Institute.


Today, the Belize Police Department released the list of names and photos of the escaped prisoners informing the general public that these men are considered dangerous. They are Jonathan Melgar, Osnin Medina, Luis Maradiaga, Rony Montes, Fredy García, Elvin Macoy, Fernando Cornejo, Elías Mendoza, Edwin Mejía, Henry García, Kevin Rodriguez, Jose Silva, Jocsan Zavala, Yony Rodríguez, Jesús Cruz, Santos Flores, Yanuario Canales, Nelson Herrera, Marco Martínez, Lindolfo Escalante, Moisés Torres, Antonio Matute and David Alberto Verde Bonilla.


The inmates had been locked up in the special “Scorpion” unit designed for members of the notorious gang and it is believed that they fled in order to avoid being transferred to maximum security prisons. Further reports indicate that while the circumstances surrounding the escape remain unclear, Head of the prison, Cesar Nájera and several prison guards were temporarily suspended from their post and are currently under investigation.


The Marco Aurelio Soto also known as the Tamara prison is one of the most overpopulated prisons in Honduras, where approximately 17,000 inmates are held in a system designed to hold only 8,000.

Share this post

This content has been locked. You can no longer post any comment.