Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Suspects Sought In Mexico Casino Arson

MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Mexican authorities have released sketches of three suspects in the arson attack on a casino in Monterrey that killed at least 52 people.

The suspects are believed to be part of a crew of gunmen who stormed into the Casino Royale Thursday, poured gasoline around the interior and set in on fire, leaving dozens of patrons to their fates.

Mexico’s attorney general’s office is also offering a 30 million peso ($2.4 million) reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects, CNN reported.

The attack was believed to be part of a feud between rival drug traffickers.

“It is evident that we are not facing common criminals,” President Calderon said Friday. “We are facing true terrorists that have crossed all the limits.”

CNN said 1,500 Mexican troops have been dispatched to Monterrey to beef up security as some analysts say traffickers are turning to terrorism.

“Without a doubt, what this act and others like it are trying to do is provoke terror in the population,” said Jose Luis Pineyro, a professor at the Autonomous Metropolitan University in Azcapotzalco. “It seems like they were trying to have the largest number of victims possible.”

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Suspects Sought In Mexico Casino Arson”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.