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Mexican army, feds raid casinos after arson attack

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MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican army is raiding casinos in a northern city two days after an arson attack killed 52 people.

An official of Mexico's Attorney General's Office says soldiers and federal agents have confiscated hundreds of slot machines at five casinos in the city of Monterrey. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the news media.

Federal police are guarding the casinos during the raids, which began Friday.

Federal police spokesman Juan Carlos Buenrostro said Saturday that additional agents would be deployed to Monterrey later in the day.

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MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican army is raiding casinos in a northern city two days after an arson attack killed 52 people.

An official of Mexico's Attorney General's Office says soldiers and federal agents have confiscated hundreds of slot machines at five casinos in the city of Monterrey. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the news media.

Federal police are guarding the casinos during the raids, which began Friday.

Federal police spokesman Juan Carlos Buenrostro said Saturday that additional agents would be deployed to Monterrey later Saturday.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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