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Mexico places 2 Canadians under house arrest

January 10, 2014

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered two Canadian women held for up to 40 days under a form of house arrest on suspicion of causing damages in a firebomb attack on a government transportation department office and a car dealership in Mexico City.

An official of the Mexican federal prosecutors’ office says the two Canadians and a Mexican man were placed in a Mexico City detention facility Friday. The official was not authorized to be quoted by name

The order gives prosecutors time to build evidence before filing formal charges. House arrest is served at guarded facilities that are not jails.

Prosecutors claim aggravating factors in the Sunday attack, saying it was a premeditated gang action.

The Canadian Press news agency identifies the two as Fallon Rouiller Poisson and Amelie Pelletier.

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