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Youth escapes Cancun INM officer when he stops for tacos

Cancun, Q.R. — A young man who was under the guard of an immigration officer has escaped custody in Cancun after the officer stopped to grab tacos. With the van stopped, the 19-year-old decided to make a run for it while the officer was eating.

The incident happened after midnight Tuesday in SM 96 of Cancun when the officer stopped at a 2×1 taquería along Avenida 135. The officer, who had received the youth from the Centro de Reinserción Social prison in Cancun, was transporting him due to his lack of legal documents.

The youth, who was in the custody of the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INM) officer, took flight from the van and was reported as an excaped prisoner around 1:00 a.m.

An intense search by police came up empty handed. Authorities have not disclosed the reason the young man was in Cancun prison.