The Security Secretary of the Mexican State of Nuevo León reported the discovery of at least 9 of the 50 migrants abducted by a group of armed men while traveling by bus on a highway in San Luis de Potosí.
is about People from Venezuela and Honduras who managed to escape their captors and were located after becoming lost along a rural highway between the cities of Matehuala, San Luis Potosí and Saltillo, Coahuila.
The Nuevo León Security Secretariat reported on its Facebook page, “Around 4:40 p.m., the Civil Force Police found six men asking for help. Subsequently, three more migrants were detected.” Furthermore, he explained that the age of the migrants is “between 18 and 35 years old.”
“These belonged to a group of people who were deprived of their freedom in the territory of the state of San Luis Potosi,” he said.
The FGJNL said the incidents were reported on Monday in San Luis Potosí’s border with Nuevo León, where the complaint was lodged. Two Mexican drivers were also kidnapped.
“During the early hours of May 15, 2023, the owner of a (passenger) bus transporting a group of foreign migrants learned, through the vehicle’s GPS location, that in the state of San Luis Potosí, he had left his path”, elaborated FGJNL.
Furthermore, it was reported that the vehicle “remained motionless for 30 minutes and the passengers were deprived of their liberty by armed and hooded persons.”
With this information, the owner of the bus files a complaint for theft of the unit in San Luis Potosí, for which both prosecutors work together.
They demanded a ransom of $1,500 per person:
What else is known about the kidnapping of 50 migrants
This information about the ransom will be given to the owner of the bus, who would have received a call from the operator’s phone that that amount will be asked for the ransom of the abducted people.
The man told them he didn’t have that money and could only give them the proceeds from that rental, “and he hasn’t received any other calls,” said José Luis López Hernández, vice president of the Zone II confederation of transporters. ..
In early April, a similar incident, in which 35 people, mostly expatriates, were abducted, also occurred in the city of Matehuala, San Luis Potosí. These types of incidents have multiplied in recent months, as the flow of migrants trying to cross into the US before Title 42 expires has increased.
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