Mexican Armed Forces Rescue 49 Migrants Kidnapped By Gangs

  • The Mexican army said on Thursday it had found 49 migrants who were kidnapped from a bus earlier this week by organized crime members.
  • The migrants suddenly disappeared on Tuesday while they were on their way to the U.S. border from the southern state of Chiapas. Nine of the migrants were found on Tuesday near a highway in Nuevo Leon after they managed to flee when they were attacked.
  • The bus company reported the kidnapping, claiming that they had received demands to pay $1,500 to release each migrant.
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