Mark Zuckerberg and wife give away 99% of Facebook, welcome new baby ... Read more

Kidnapped migrants rescued in Mexico

Last updated 12:51 02/08/2014

Relevant offers


Mayor of Alaska's remote capital Greg Fisk found dead US father of missing boy held after remains found in barn Man taken as a baby in Argentina finds long-lost mum For sale: One South Dakota ghost town Mum convicted of killing her three daughters Suspect in Colorado clinic shooting told he faces murder charge Torched van belonged to missing Australian in Mexico 'World's oldest bird' is back, and she's ready to mate The mystery disappearance of Beverly Giannonatti, her son and an 11kg gold bar Kiwis could face more screening, as US tightens visa waiver programme

Authorities in northern Mexico say security forces have rescued 70 migrants who had been kidnapped and were being held at a house inside a gated community in the coastal city of Madero.

Tamaulipas state officials say in a statement Friday that there were 41 Hondurans, 18 Salvadoran, six Guatemalans, four Nicaraguans and one Cuban. Officials say there were several children in the rescued group but give no further details.

Authorities say an anonymous call led marines, soldiers and federal and state police to the house on Thursday. No arrests were made.

Abductions of migrants for ransom are common in northeastern Mexico, an area controlled by the Zetas and the Gulf drug cartels. In 2010, the Zetas were blamed for the mass slaying of 72 migrants in another part of Tamaulipas.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content