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5 arrested in Monterrey casino massacre

Mexican police arrested five people suspected of setting a Monterrey casino fire that killed 52 people last week.
August 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Mexican police have arrested five people suspected of setting a Monterrey casino fire that killed 52 people last week.

The suspects are alleged members of the Zetas gang, drug cartel enforcers. Two other suspects are still being sought.

The attack happened Thursday at the Casino Royale in Monterrey.

Several men burst in carrying canisters of gasoline. In less than two minutes the casino was engulfed in flames.

Police suspect it may have been retaliation for the casino operators failing to pay extortion money.


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