A DEATH row inmate escaped jail by the sewers after digging a tunnel from his cell – similar to within the hit film The Shawshank Redemption.
Chai Changpan broke out of Tangerang Jail, close to Jakarta, Indonesia, by a 30-metre lengthy tunnel he carved out utilizing a screwdriver, chisel and crowbar.
Medicine smuggler Chai Changpan broke out of Indonesia’s Tangerang Jail[/caption]
The doomed medicine smuggler dug the tiny 50cm-wide passage after stealing the instruments from the jail’s kitchen workshop earlier than finally reaching the sewage system.
CCTV footage confirmed the determined fugitive rising from the pipe community and calmly strolling away earlier than disappearing right into a darkish alleyway.
Jakarta Police spokesman Yusri Yunus stated it seems Changpan, 53, had been planning his unimaginable escape for round ”5 to 6 months”.
The Chinese language inmate reportedly timed his jail break to coincide with the altering of the guards.
His bid for freedom is being in comparison with that of Andy Dufresne who escaped from jail after spending years tunneling out of his cell in The Shawshank Redemption.
The Chinese language inmate tunnelled 30 metres by to the native sewage system[/caption]
CCTV footage exhibits the determined fugitive rising from the pipe community[/caption]
He lastly escaped after crawling by 400 metres of sewage rising right into a river.
Changpan is now on Indonesia’s most wished listing and immigration officers have put bans in place to cease him fleeing the nation.
Cops stated he was placed on dying row in 2017 after being discovered responsible of smuggling 110 kg of crystal methamphetamine into the nation.
Officers additionally revealed this was not the primary time that the convict has managed to flee detention.
Whereas being held in a police cell throughout his trial he fled together with different prisoners by making a gap within the lavatory utilizing an iron bar.
Some have likened his escape to the one in The Shawshank Redemption[/caption]
They climbed a 2.5-metre wall exterior however have been recaptured after three days in a rented house in West Java.
Chief Yunus stated an inmate confessed that Changpan had deliberate his newest breakout earlier this yr.
He stated: “We acquired info from his good friend in jail that he first deliberate to flee months in the past.
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“We’ll discover query him if he has any info on Changpan’s whereabouts.”
Jailbreaks are frequent within the nation’s prisons that are notoriously overcrowded and understaffed.
In 2018, dozens of inmates escaped a jail in Banda Aceh province by demolishing a fence throughout a spiritual gathering whereas 400 inmates broke out of an overcrowded jail in Riau province a yr earlier.