83 prisoners escaped this year alone through numerous "holes" in it, and only 22 have been found, arrested and returned to prison, or they came back on their own. The other 61 are still on the run, but on freedom, just like those two convicts who escaped this largest, but not the most guarded prison in Macedonia.
Prisoners Orce Milenkovski and Bedri Kovaci managed to take the gun from the prison guard Ljube Dimitrov and took him as a hostage. Kidnapping happened in the room of prison hospital, where prisoners were on treatment.
This is a first case that someone escaped from Idrizovo prison in such a spectacular way. Warden deputy, Sadus Arifi said that the escaped prisoners were convicted for serious crimes. Because of their escape, serious disciplinary action against a number of employees in the prison Idrizovo were taken.
- Bedri Kovaci, from the Skopje municipality Saraj, was sentenced to 16 years in prison. He was sentenced few times for possession of fire arms, drugs and kidnapping. Orce Milenkovski was sentenced on 17 years and two months for murder, possession of fire arms and drugs, said Arifi.
Two prisoners made the guard Ljube Dimitrov take them out of the prison under the threat of gun, and then they used his personal car to drive to village Gornje Nerezi. They let him go there and they were lost without a sight.
Ministry of Internal Affairs issued a warrant for their arrest, but it is still unknown where they are.
(Telegraf.co.uk / D.J.)