A Commando-style operation in neighbouring Martinique has resulted in the escape of a national of Uruguay who was convicted of international drug trafficking.
The dramatic escape of sixty year old Walter Perez Caruso occurred on December 8, 2016, according to news reports.
Caruso was transferred from the Ducos prison where he was being detained to a hospital in Martinique to be treated when three heavily armed men with masks are reported to have stormed the facility at about 9:am.
The Drug Boss was being guarded by three unarmed officers, French media said.
According to information, the masked gunmen attempted to kill the unarmed guards but Caruso ordered them not to.
The men all escaped on scooters.
French law enforcement has been mobilized in an attempt to recapture the escapees.
An alert been issued inviting persons to come forward with information about the men.
It is reported that the three masked gunmen who helped the Drug Boss escape had strong ‘Hispanic’ accents.