Great Escapes

JI bombmaker Fathur Rohman al-Ghozi is not the first big-time criminal to stroll out of Manila's "maximum-security" Camp Crame prison. Others include:

Henry Tan, September 2002, suspected Chinese druglord saws through bars of his cell, then scales a three-meter perimeter wall

Faisal Marohombsar, June 2002, Pentagon kidnap-gang chief climbs over a back fence with two of his henchmen and hails a taxi to the airport

Khadaffy Janjalani, May 1995, Abu Sayyaf leader and his aide, Juvenal Bruno, escape through a ceiling while their guards are reportedly busy gambling


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