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Three Prisoners Escape French Jail by Helicopter

Three prisoners accused of running an international drug smuggling ring staged a daring daylight escape by helicopter from a jail in southern France on Monday, officials and police sources said. The breakout at Luynes prison near Aix-en-Provence was the latest in a series of escapes from French prisons, which have prompted Justice Minister Dominique Perben to order swifter rotation between jails of the country’s most dangerous convicts. No shots were fired and no one was hurt during the escape, an official at the UFAP prison guards’ union told Reuters. Franck Perletto, Michel Valero and Eric Alboreo had been due to go on trial in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille next month on charges of running a network trafficking drugs between Morocco, Brazil and France, police sources said. Full Story

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