1. Drug War

    Mexico Arrests 5 in Casino Killings

    Firefighters carry an unidentified person on stretcher out of the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday Aug. 25 2011. Two dozen gunmen burst into the casino in northern Mexico on Thursday, doused it with a flammable liquid and started a fire that trapped gamblers inside, killing more than 28 people and injuring a dozen more, authorities said. (AP Photo)

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    Police in Mexico have arrested five people for the killings of 52 people at a casino in Monterrey last week. The men, aged between 18 and 37, are members of Los Zetas gang and are said to have confessed to the crime. They burst into the casino, opened fire, poured gasoline at its entrance, and set it alight. Many people were unable to escape because the casino had locked emergency exits. The casino’s owners have said they complied with all building regulations but that certificates of examinations were lost in the fire.

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