Mexican authorities said Friday they had captured an alleged Zetas drug gang member who masterminded a arson attack on a casino that killed 52 people in the northern city of Monterrey last year.
Baltazar Saucedo Estrada, alias “Mataperros” or “Dog killer,” ordered the August 25 attack on the Casino Royale, said Adrian de la Garza, prosecutor of Nuevo Leon state, at a news conference.
Saucedo Estrada was the third to be caught of five Zeta chiefs allegedly reponsible for one of the deadliest attacks in more than five years of brutal drug violence in Mexico.
Authorities had offered more than one million dollars for information leading to his capture.
Almost 20 suspects have been detained in relation to the attack.