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INDONESIA JAILBREAK: Police recapture 23 inmates, hunt for 90 other escapees

The police in Indonesia are on the hunt for 90 prisoners who escaped during a jail break at Lambaro prison in the Banda Aceh area of the country.

Reports say 23 of the inmates were captured by policemen when the prisoners chose to escape during prayer time.

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“There were 726 inmates at the time, 113 of them ran away. We have recaptured 23 of them but are still searching for the other escapees,” said justice ministry spokesman Ade Kusmanto.

Trisno Riyanto, police chief in Banda Aceh, said the inmates were mostly convicted of drug offences and apparently planned their escape in advance.

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