Published on Feb 16, 2020
A gang of 20 gunmen stormed into a court building and shot dead three police officers yesterday to free the notorious MS-13 leader Alexander 'El Porky' Mendoza in Honduras.
CCTV footage shows the gunmen, dressed in military fatigues and police uniforms, in a fierce gun battle with cops before they flee with Mendoza in the city of El Progreso, 108 miles north of the capital, Tegucigalpa.
Mendoza, who was jailed for 20 years in 2015 for murdering two prosecutors, had been on his way to a trial hearing.
President Juan Orlando Hernández offered a reward of two million lempiras (£62,000) for information that leads to Mendoza's recapture.
The dramatic five minute footage shows the gang firing military assault rifles at the police and soldiers outside as bullets ricochet around the court entrance.