'Several' detained as part of tourist resort rape case
APACAPULCO, Mexico--Mexican authorities announced Sunday that several people had been detained for investigation in connection with last week's rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, a crime that further blemished the reputation of this troubled Pacific resort.
February 12, 2013, 3:45 am TWN
Guerrero state officials declined to say how many suspects were in custody, but Gov. Angel Aguirre said two of those detained were also were being investigated in connection with another rape case.
About 40 people who briefly blocked the road to Acapulco's airport said five of their relatives had been detained in the case. They charged that the men were wrongly arrested and were being made scapegoats.
Authorities declined to comment on whether the protesters' relatives were among those detained in the tourist rape case. The state public safety secretary, Guillermo Jimenez, persuaded the protesters to end the road blockade in return for being allowed to meet with their relatives.