KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian authorities have arrested seven Indonesians accused of trying to rob a tanker off southern Malaysia.
First Adm. Zulkifli Abu Bakar of the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency says the men were armed with axes and bayonets and boarded the Majuro-registered vessel anchored off Johor state before dawn Wednesday.
But the crew, led by a Russian captain, managed to sound the alarm. Patrol boats rushed to the scene within minutes, and authorities caught the suspects and confiscated their wooden boat.
Zulkifli said Thursday that police are investigating whether the men were involved in any of the 10 other attacks off Johor so far this year.
Second man arrested in U.S. agent's murder
MEXICO CITY — Federal police have arrested another suspected drug cartel member for alleged links to last month's attack in Mexico that killed one U.S. agent and wounded another, authorities said Wednesday.
In the Pacific coast resort city of Mazatlan, meanwhile, gunmen sprayed the crowded parking lot of a bar with bullets, killing at least six people, including the grandson of one of the state's best-known musicians, authorities said. Twenty one people were wounded.
The suspect in the U.S. officer's slaying, Mario Jimenez Perez, 41, alias "El Mayito," oversaw finances for the Zetas gang in the northern state of San Luis Potosi, the Public Safety Department said in a statement. He allegedly ran payroll for cartel assassins, managed income from drug sales and acquired properties and communications equipment for the gang.