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They report the kidnapping of 50 migrants by armed men in northern Mexico

MONTERREY – A group of 50 migrants traveling on a passenger bus from the central state of San Luis Potosi to Nuevo Leon in the north of the country was hijacked by a group of robbers and armed men, the attorney general’s office said on Tuesday. told. Justice of Nuevo Leon.

He said the incidents were reported on Monday in San Luis Potosi’s border with Nuevo León where the complaint was lodged and that the two 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.

They were also told that the vehicle “remained motionless for 30 minutes and the passengers were deprived of their liberty by armed and hooded men.”

The Nuevo León prosecutor’s office reported that as a result of these incidents, the owner of the bus filed a complaint for theft of the unit in San Luis Potosí and, thereafter, the two prosecutors work together.

He also assured that “he does not have further details” of the migrants deprived of their liberty as he said that “the complaint was filed in San Luis Potosí and it is up to that social representation to detail the information.”

Later, Gerardo Palacios, head of the Nuevo León Public Security Secretariat, reported that the National Guard confirmed that the incidents in which people traveling on the bus and being deprived of their liberty occurred in the territory of San Luis Potosí state. ,

“On this side (Nuevo León), the State Police Fuerza Civil has succeeded in locating in the open air and helping several foreigners, who confirm this information (the place of events) in the first interview and who were able to get to safety. Succeeding in escaping his hostages and leaving San Luis entering the territory of Nuevo León.

In addition, he said that the National Guard bases its claims on satellite tracking “which provides irrefutable data.”

Overnight, nine people originally from Venezuela and Honduras, who were among those kidnapped and who managed to escape from their captors, were located in San Luis Potosí after becoming lost along a highway.

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For its part, the San Luis Potosi Attorney General’s Office (FGJSLP) issued a statement in which it reported the discovery of a passenger unit in the municipality of Galliana, Nuevo León.

“During this day, Tuesday 16 May, the authorities in Nuevo León informed their colleagues in San Luis Potosí that such a unit had been found, apparently carrying migrants,” the note said.

Furthermore, the FGJSLP reported that “the incident happened in Nuevo León” and that various security forces from San Luis Potosí were on the lookout.

In early April, 35 migrants were abducted in the city of Matehuala in San Luis Potosí.

Traveling extensively on passenger buses is one of the methods migrants use to cross Mexico into the United States, paying human traffickers thousands of dollars for it.

The incidents come as thousands of migrants try to reach Mexico’s northern border after last Thursday night the United States stopped invoking Title 42, which allowed the immediate expulsion of undocumented migrants under the pretext of Covid-19. Granted, but it placed other restrictions on asylum application limits and began deportations through another regulation known as Title 8.

Unlike Title 42, Title 8 allows immigrants to request asylum upon arrival at the border, but they must meet a number of requirements, including applying to the countries they passed through or to be deported quickly. can be deported from.

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