Mexican Authorities Find 'Luxury' Prison Cells With Saunas, Mini-Bars, TVs

PHOTO: Some cells at a Mexican prison were equipped with goods including mini-bars, televisions and saunas.Government of Nuevo Leon
Some cells at a Mexican prison were equipped with goods including mini-bars, televisions and saunas.

Mexican authorities discovered "luxury cells" inside a prison in the northern state of Nuevo Leon after they went in to investigate a deadly riot there, state officials announced Sunday.

Some cells at Monterrey's Topo Chico prison were loaded with amenities, including portable saunas, digital televisions, mini-bars, and air conditioners, the Government of Nuevo Leon's statement read.

Among the more unusual finds? Aquariums, housed in some cells, the government said.

PHOTO: Some cells at a Mexican prison were equipped with goods including mini-bars, televisions and saunas.Government of Nuevo Leon
Some cells at a Mexican prison were equipped with goods including mini-bars, televisions and saunas.

PHOTO: The prisoners prohibited goods were dismantled by authorities.Government of Nuevo Leon.
The prisoners' prohibited goods were dismantled by authorities.

The prohibited goods were dismantled by state authorities, the government said.

PHOTO: The prisoners prohibited goods were dismantled by authorities.Government of Nuevo Leon
The prisoners' prohibited goods were dismantled by authorities.

PHOTO: The prisoners prohibited goods were dismantled by authorities.Government of Nuevo Leon
The prisoners' prohibited goods were dismantled by authorities.

Gen. Cuauhtemoc Antunez, the state's security secretary, said in a statement, "We knew about all of the irregularities that existed, arbitrary acts, abuses, taxes," according to The Associated Press. Authorities did not discuss who was involved, The AP said.

PHOTO: Cells at a Mexican prison were equipped with screens, mini bars, televisions and saunas. They were dismantled by the State authorities.Government of Nuevo Leon
Cells at a Mexican prison were equipped with screens, mini bars, televisions and saunas. They were dismantled by the State authorities.

The contraband was discovered after last Thursday's riot between two rival drug cartels, which left 49 inmates dead. Officials said 60 hammers, 86 knives and 120 shivs were used in the fight, according to The AP.

Three prison officials were arrested for murder, The AP reported.

PHOTO: Contraband at a Mexican prison was discovered after a riot between two rival groups of a drug cartel.Government of Nuevo Leon
Contraband at a Mexican prison was discovered after a riot between two rival groups of a drug cartel.