ADVENTURE: More on the Kaplan Caper

Fans of Mission: Impossible or The Great Escape could best appreciate the precision planning and bold execution of the Joel Kaplan caper (TIME, Aug. 30). Consider the facts: an American serving a murder sentence in Mexico was plucked from behind the walls of a heavily guarded prison, transferred to a light plane, then flown across the U.S. border to the safety of an unknown hideout. Amazing, just amazing. Even more amazing, if one can believe Kaplan's Mexican lawyer, is that his brilliantly engineered escape from Santa Marta Acatitla prison last month was all done...

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