updated 1/31/2011 2:21:17 PM ET 2011-01-31T19:21:17

Mexican prosecutors are offering 8 million pesos ($658,000) for information leading to the capture of two suspects in the massacre of 72 illegal Central and South American migrants.

Authorities have already arrested eight people in the mass killings last August at a ranch in the northern border state of Tamaulipas.

    1. Castaway's parents thought they would never see him again

      The father of Pacific castaway Jose Salvador Alvarenga said he was told his long-lost son vanished on a fishing trip but he didn’t have the heart to break the news to his ailing wife.

    2. Scotland legalizes same-sex marriage
    3. Weapons deal strengthened Assad: US intel chief
    4. Outcry over the fate of Sochi's stray dogs
    5. Olympic construction leaves Sochi residents in the cold

But the large amount offered for two suspects known by the nicknames "The Coyote" and "The Scorpion" suggests they may have been the ringleaders.

The Attorney General's Office announced the reward Monday along with a separate bounty of 5 million pesos ($411,000) for a third suspect.

Authorities blame the Zetas cartel for the killings. A survivor told police that gunmen shot the migrants after they refused to work for the gang.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Discussion comments


Most active discussions

  1. votes comments
  2. votes comments
  3. votes comments
  4. votes comments