9 suspects, guard flee from 2 Philippine jails

AP News
Posted: Dec 11, 2011 8:21 PM
9 suspects, guard flee from 2 Philippine jails

Philippine authorities are searching for three Chinese drug trafficking suspects who escaped from a Manila jail together with a guard.

Video from a surveillance camera showed the guard unlocking the gate and leading the suspects out of Paranaque City Jail on Saturday.

Bureau of Jail Management Director Rosendo Dial said Monday that the guard and the suspects are armed and dangerous. He says police, the immigration bureau and coast guard are working to capture them.

In a separate jail escape in southern Cagayan de Oro city, police say six detainees facing robbery and kidnapping charges brandished guns, overpowered guards and locked them up in a cell. They fled in waiting cars Sunday.

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A reward has been announced for their capture.