THE hooded gunmen who broke into a beachfront bungalow in Acapulco and raped six female Spanish tourists after restraining six men will be apprehended quickly, the authorities in the resort insisted last night.
"Fortunately, we have strong evidence to lead us to those responsible for this reprehensible act," Martha Garzon, attorney general for the state of Guerrero told reporters.
As part of the manhunt, military checkpoints were set up on roads near the beach enclave of Playa Encantada, where the assaults took place.
The incident, which began when hooded gunmen rushed into the bungalow where the women were staying in the early hours of Monday, threatens to harm tourism in Acapulco and the country as a whole.
Only a week ago, Mexico's Tourism Minister was at a holiday travel fair in Spain to reassure the industry that the country was safer than the international headlines about drug gangs suggests. (© Independent News Service)