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Police capture suspects of Guatemala killings

Police in Guatemala say they have arrested suspected members of Mexico's feared Zeta cartel in connection with a massacre that left at least 27 people dead in a Guatemalan village on Sunday morning.

Mexican cartels are increasingly moving into northern Guatemala, an important transit point for drugs smuggled from South America to the US.

Guatemalan law enforcement officials say the gang has increasingly moved its operations south since Mexican President Felipe Calderon stepped up his country's fight against the drugs trade.

The BBC's Kate Peevor reports.

  • 17 May 2011