Monterrey, Mexico - The brother of the mayor of Monterrey, in northern Mexico, has been provisionally detained after pictures published in the press showed him receiving bundles of cash from city casinos.
The detention came a week after an arson attack on Monterrey's Casino Royale which left 52 people dead, and which authorities linked to extortion.
Jonas Larrazabal, brother of mayor Fernando Larrazabal, was detained late Thursday in a probe into corruption and organized crime and could be held for up to 30 days.
The prosecutor of Nuevo Leon state, Adrian de la Garza, told a news conference Friday that Larrazabal was being held for suspected crimes.
“I'm not saying he committed those crime, but there's a presumption,” he said.