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Latino Daily News

Wednesday February 9, 2011

44 Kidnapped Central American Migrants Rescued in Mexico

Mexico’s Army staged a bold rescue of kidnapped Central American migrants in the northern border city of Reynosa yesterday.

The Army following leads on drug trafficking located 37 men and 10 women at a safe house in Reynosa, which is across the border from McAllen, Texas.  The majority of the kidnapped migrants were from Guatemala and three were Mexican nationals.  It is assumed the kidnapped migrants were enroute to entering the U.S. illegally and were either kidnapped by those paid to bring them illegally into U.S. or they were kidnapped while they were trying to cross the border.

Incredibly when the Army raided the safe house they were not able to arrest anyone.  The city of Reynosa is located in the state of Tamaulipas that has been the site of numerous migrant-for-money-kidnappings and murders. 

Last August 72 Central Americans were found murdered in a farm allegedly by the Zeta drug cartel, who held them for ransom that was never paid.