Bar shut down at Mexico prison

Marijuana, heroin, beer, vodka, and cell phones were among the items seized at a minimum-security prison in northern Mexico. Chihuahua State Prosecutor's Office

Federal and local authorities discovered the bar behind bars at a prison workshop at a minimum-security prison in the northern state of Chihauhua Monday.
Federal and local authorities discovered the bar behind bars at a prison workshop at a minimum-security prison in the northern state of Chihauhua Monday.
Chihuahua State Prosecutor's Office

Susana Seijas is a CBS News producer based in Mexico City.

MEXICO CITY, Mexico - It looked more like a frat house than the inside of a prison.

Federal and local authorities discovered the bar behind bars at a prison workshop at a minimum-security prison in the northern state of Chihauhua Monday.

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Among the items seized: 3 guns, pool tables, air conditioners, 200 beer cans, 12 bottles of tequila, 20 bottles of vodka, cell phones, marijuana and heroin.

Jorge Chaires, a spokesman for the Chihuahua state prosecutor's office said the deputy director of the prison was fired after police discovered the prison bar.

Three years ago, a similar police inspection of the same Chihuahua City prison coughed up dozens of flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, computers, cell phones, microwave ovens and other electrical goods.

Marijuana, heroin, beer, vodka, and cell phones were among the items seized at a minimum-security prison in northern Mexico.
Marijuana, heroin, beer, vodka, and cell phones were among the items seized at a minimum-security prison in northern Mexico.
Chihuahua State Prosecutor's Office


Air conditioners were among the items seized inside a prison in Mexico.
Air conditioners were among the items seized inside a prison in Mexico.
Chihuahua State Prosecutor's Office
  • Susana Seijas

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