Mexico police seek 18 more suspects in casino fire

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Posted: Sep 08, 2011 12:41 AM
Mexico police seek 18 more suspects in casino fire

Mexican authorities have identified another 18 suspects in a casino fire that killed 52 people last month and are offering $1.3 million dollars for information leading to each of their arrests.

Federal prosecutor Jose Salinas says the suspects are members of the Zetas drug cartel.

Salinas on Wednesday showed sketches of six of the suspects and identified them by their nicknames.

A state police officer and five alleged members of the Zetas have been arrested in the case.

Gunmen entered the Casino Royale in Monterrey on August 25, spread gasoline and set the building on fire, trapping and asphyxiating dozens in what's believed to be a case of extortion.