19 May 2010

Prison escapees in Vanuatu recaptured

6:43 am on 19 May 2010

Three prisoners who escaped Port Vila's prison a week ago have been recaptured by Vanuatu paramilitary police.

The three include the alleged ringleader of the latest in a series of jailbreaks from the capital's ageing Correctional facility in the past two years.

Vanuatu Mobile Force officers reportedly closed in on the prisoners in a village on North Efate.