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Wanted: 5 quarantined inmates who escaped from Issan prison

Jack Burton

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5 prisoners in Issan’s upper northeastern Sakon Nakhon province pulled off a daring escape from Sawang Daen Din Prison yesterday morning after being transferred to a Covid-19 quarantine room.

Wanted: 5 quarantined inmates who escaped from Issan prison | News by Thaiger

The inmates escaped through the ceiling of the room and found their way through tight passages in the building without once being spotted by the guards.

They then made a rope from canvas sheeting and used it to climb over the perimeter wall, before fleeing. And they’ve not been seen since.

Wanted: 5 quarantined inmates who escaped from Issan prison | News by Thaiger

Wanted: 5 quarantined inmates who escaped from Issan prison | News by Thaiger

4 of the men had been convicted of drug possession while the fifth was in prison for destruction of property. Police have launched a manhunt for the escapees.

SOURCE: The Nation Thailand

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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