Kidnapped migrants rescued in Mexico

Last updated 12:51 02/08/2014

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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.

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- AP

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