Friday, June 9, 2023

Another 34 abducted migrants rescued from a bus in northern Mexico

People, 10 men, 14 women and 10 children, They were being held against their will at a ranch in the Cruz de Elorza community near Doc Arroyo in the state of Nuevo León. Rescue was done on Wednesday night around 10 pm.

hours ago, Six people who were abducted from the bus were freed: Five males and one minor reported FGESLP.

Besides, Nine other people, natives of Honduras and Venezuela, managed to escape the kidnapping and were found the day before, Roaming the countryside in search of help.

In total, 49 abducted migrants are already in the hands of the authorities. In principle, 50 migrants and two drivers were reported missing. The prosecutor’s office did not specify whether they believe there are more people abducted or whether they have found everyone traveling on the bus.

The San Luis Potosi prosecutor’s office reported that for more than six hours the area was covered by helicopters and thanks to the prior rescue of the other six people in the group Who gave detailed information about the incident.

Authorities said they continued to work to find those responsible for the kidnapping, while “the rescued people are already receiving all the attention and legal and humane treatment they deserve.”

More About Migrant Bus Hijacking

Regarding the debate between the San Luis Potosi prosecutor’s office and the Nuevo León prosecutor’s office, both of which assured that the abduction took place in a neighboring state and not under their jurisdiction, FGESLP reported that the migrants interviewed assured that The events took place in ‘Los Medina’, a town near Doctor Arroyo in Nuevo León, and not in its territory.

The rescued also said that the kidnappers had said that the bus he had already passed through the area without “reporting”,

The abandoned bus was located in the state of Nuevo Leon last Tuesday. The kidnapping incident took place around 2 pm. Passengers and two drivers traveling on board were also abducted by a group of robbers and armed men, according to what the Nuevo León prosecutor’s office said.

It was the owner of the bus who complained, as he detected through GPS that the bus had veered off course and remained stationary for half an hour. The kidnappers reportedly demanded a ransom of $1,500 per person.

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