Casino Royale Carnage As 53 People Burned Alive By Mexican Gunmen

Mexico is currently in the grips of a deadly ‘Drugs War,’ with gangs vying for control over the trafficking routes from South America to the USA, worth around $13bn a year.
The Casino Royale in Monterrey, North Mexico has now become the latest victim of escalating violence in the country, after masked gunmen set fire to the building in broad daylight with about 100 staff and customers still inside.
The building was doused with gasoline from the inside and out with the profanity shouting gunmen then ordering people out of the casino. Not sure of what fate awaited them, many of the people inside sought refuge in the bathrooms or upper floor and were subsequently burnt alive during the vicious assault. Describing how the carnage unfolded, one eye-witness explained: 
“Six hooded gunmen came in, shouting obscenities and firing their guns. They drenched the place with gasoline. People were running as the place went up in flames. Those who stayed behind burned to death.”
Although the number of bodies already retrieved number 53 in the mid-afternoon attack, it is believed that more bodies are still waiting to be found amongst the ashes and debris.
Commenting on the horrific incident,  President Felipe Calderon called the attack an “aberrant act of terror and barbarity,” with National security spokesman Alejandro Poire saying everything would be done to bring the perpetrators to justice.
A few years back, when the US stamped down on Caribbean and Florida drug rings, the Mexican cartels then began to emerge as a new regional threat, with around 90% of all cocaine consumed in the US now coming from Mexico.
Since President Felipe Calderon declared war on these cartels in 2006, 42,000 people have been killed in drug related violence. The dire situation seems to be getting worse each year with 15,273 drug-related murders recorded in 2010, the bloodiest year yet in Mexico’s recent history.

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