Ten kidnapped immigrants, enroute to the U.S.. were rescued from a house in Tamaulipas where they were being held for ransom. The kidnapped individuals were mostly from Central and South America with four coming from Colombia.
The Mexican Navy spearheaded the rescue when it traced a cell phone conversation from a house where the migrants were being held. In a ironic twist, local police officers arrived on the scene to assist the Navy only to be identified by the migrants as their kidnappers – they were instantly arrested.
Mexican officials are investigating and it is assumed the kidnapping was conducted by drug cartels seeking ransom. In August, 72 Central American migrants were massacred in this same region.