August 31, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Eight people were killed when a gang burned down a bar in the resort city of Cancun early on Tuesday.
A commando of at least ten armed men attacked the Castillo del Mar, a nightclub outside the city’s main tourist area, threatening patrons and then lighting the building on fire, NBC News reported.
The blaze spread quickly, overwhelming six women who worked in the establishment and two male customers, according to El Diario.
On August 4, a man was detained nearby after allegedly trying to extort 40,000 pesos (over $3,000) from the bar in exchange for protection, El Diario reported.
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