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Mexico police intervene in Casino violence

08-29-2011 08:50 BJT

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Mexican federal police are stepping up security in the northern city of Monterrey, three days after a casino arson attack that killed 52 people. The Mexican army say 3000 security personnel have been deployed, equipped with Black Hawk helicopters.

Last week, Monterrey's Casino Royale was targeted by arsonists, the second attack on the building in three months. President Felipe Calderon is offering a 2.4 million US dollar reward for information leading to the capture of the attackers, or top drug lords.

Authorities have sketched three of the men they are looking for, based on interviews with 16 survivors of the fire. Monterrey has seen a sharp rise in the number of bloody turf battles between local drug cartels in recent months, as drug related violence continues to escalate across the whole of Mexico.

A girl pretends to be dead next to graffiti reading "Stop the murdering"
during a protest against violence in Guadalajara August 28, 2011.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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