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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

DRUG WARS: 5 held for deadly Mexican casino firebombing!

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By Michael Winter, USA TODAY / Updated 14h 2m ago.

Funeral wreaths lined the circular driveway of the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, on Saturday, two days after a surveillance tape showed several men arriving in four cars and setting fire to the gambling parlor and popular lunch spot. Most of the 52 people who died were women. - By Hans-Maximo Musielik, AP.

Five alleged members of the Zetas drug cartel have been arrested in northern Mexico and accused of setting the fire that killed 52 people in a Monterrey casino last week, Mexican authorities said today. Two other suspects are being sought.

The five, ages 18 to 37, admitted they participated in Thursday's arson attack at Casino Royale and were members of the Zetas, Nuevo Leon state Gov. Rodrigo Medina said, the Associated Press reports. Some of the suspects had been arrested before for kidnapping or extortion.

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1 comment:

  1. This casino arson is a brutal move done by this drug cartel. They should rot in jail.