Inmates facing extradition to US escape Mexico City jail

Three inmates who were being held in a Mexico City jail and facing extradition to the United States have escaped, authorities said on Wednesday.

The Mexico City prosecutor's office said in a statement that Luis Fernando Meza González, Victor Manuel Félix Beltrán and Yael Osuna Navarro escaped from a prison on the south side of the city without offering details.

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Meza González and Félix Beltrán were being held on drug charges and Osuna Navarro for alleged criminal association.

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Authorities were searching surrounding neighborhoods and had opened an investigation.