March 4, 2002

Six Curacao inmates recaptured

                 PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) -- Police in Curacao have captured the last
                 of six escaped prison inmates and placed him back behind bars at the Bon
                 Futuro prison, police said Monday.

                 Acting on a tip, police found Richel Florencia, 28, on Saturday in a house in Souax,
                 a low-income suburb north of the capital, Willemstad.

                 Florencia, who is serving a life sentence for murder, escaped with five others on
                 February. 16 from Bon Futuro. Police have caught all six.

                 There remain 29 escaped convicts at large from Bon Futuro prison breaks last year.

                 Police said they suspected some had fled the island, which is part of the
                 Netherlands Antilles along with St. Maarten.

                  Copyright 2002 The Associated Press.