Authorities found the mutilated remains of 14 people inside a truck parked in front of a city government office in northern Mexico Thursday, according to the Attorney General of the State of Tamaulipas .
Federal authorities have arrested one of the alleged leaders of a drug cartel thought to be behind the attack and arson last August at a Monterrey casino that left 52 people dead, Mexico's news agency reported.
Three family members of a police officer implicated in the fatal attack on a Monterrey, Mexico, casino that left 52 people dead were killed by unknown assailants in "a revenge attack" by a local cartel, the spokesman for security in the state of Nuevo Leon told reporters Thursday.
Two survivors of the casino fire that killed 52 people in the Mexican city of Monterrey last week cast doubt on authorities' description of what happened, saying gunmen opened fire on gamblers inside before setting the building ablaze.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned Friday the torching of a Monterrey casino that killed at least 52 people as "the most serious attack on civil society that the country has seen in a long time."
At least 40 people were killed and numerous others injured in a reported grenade attack at a casino in Monterrey, Mexico, the capital of Nuevo Leon, according to attorney general in that northern state.
A day after attacks on two police stations that resulted in the deaths of four police officers in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, a police spokesman vowed Thursday that security will be beefed up in the municipalities and strategies to fight organized crime will be reconsidered.
The Mexican government announced Wednesday it was strengthening its security operation in the country's drug-riven northeast by sending more soldiers and federal police to the states of Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
Five police officers and a transit worker have been arrested in the abduction and killing of a mayor this week in the Mexican border state of Nuevo Leon, the state's governor, Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, announced Friday.
Five presumed drug gang members and one soldier were killed in shootouts Thursday and Friday after criminals blocked thoroughfares in two northern Mexico states to prevent military reinforcements from arriving, authorities said.
One small slice Monday of Mexican President Felipe Calderon's war on drug cartels: two shootouts on the streets of two cities; a man and a woman ambushed in their car; at least four people dead; three soldiers wounded, one of them gravely.
An alleged drug trafficker suspected of an attack on a U.S. consulate and killing Mexican soldiers has been arrested, Mexican President Felipe Calderon announced Friday, according to the state news agency.
In the face of spiraling drug violence that has shaken the country, the Mexican army has taken a lead role in attempting to thwart the narcotraffickers. But its ability to do so has been hurt by a large number of desertions, government officials say.