February 27, 2014
Mexican security forces located and released 61 individuals in Reynosa, Tamaulipas they said were being held for ransom, according to an official Mexican news release.
According to the news release posted on the state government website of Tamaulipas, a Mexican Army unit was dispatched to a residence in Las Fuentes colony based on an anonymous citizen complaint. There they found a number of men and women being held against their will inside.
Among the captives were 33 Guatemalans, 20 Salvadorans, four Hondurans, three Mexicans and one Nicaraguan. The news release said men and women were in that group, but failed to detail a count. Some of the captives had been physically abused.
Soldiers were told that some of the captives has been kidnapped various locations in Reynosa including bus stops and local markets.