12 inmates bolt Ozamis jail

Posted at | Updated as of 07/30/12 9:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Twelve inmates escaped from a jail in Ozamis City, Misamis Occidental before dawn Sunday, a police official said.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Agrimero Cruz said the inmates escaped from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) facility in Barangay Tinago at around 1:30 a.m.

Initial investigation revealed that the prisoners sawed the jail bars to escape.

An operation has been launched to capture the escaped inmates. – report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM