October 1, 2013 in Nation/World

Mexico police rescue 73 migrants held near border

Associated Press

MEXICO CITY – Mexican police have rescued 73 kidnapped migrants being held in a house on the border with Texas.

The Immigration Institute said Monday that 17 migrants are from Honduras, 13 from Guatemala and three from El Salvador. The other 40 are from Mexico.

The statement said federal and state agents rescued the migrants from a home in Reynosa.

Abductions of migrants are common in northeastern Mexico, an area controlled by the Zetas and the Gulf drug cartels.

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