Mexican police say they have arrested five men they believe are members of the Zetas drugs cartel in connection with last week’s Monterrey casino massacre.
The news has come too late for hundreds of local people, who have staged protests against how four million-strong Monterrey has become a gangsters’ shooting gallery.
Shoes were left to remember the innocent victims on the steps of the state governor’s office, where protesters called for him and Monterrey’s mayor to quit.
“We must do something, we can’t hide all the time. We can’t live in caves, live isolated, misanthropic lives. We have to confront this because the liars, false governments and hypocrites don’t want to do anything,” said a retired man.
At least 52 people, guests and workers died in the fire-bombing of the Casino Royale last week, caught in the crossfire of narco-gangs fighting for territory, a crossfire the police seem incapable of ending.