The significance of this report is that these types of kidnappings are common against Central American (CA) citizens who are trying to make their way into the U.S. (often Illegally) . In addition to the hardships they face once they reach El Norte, they must first jump the hurdle which is the border gangs which basically give these CA’s a choice: join or die. The most extreme example of this was the massacre of 72 migrants in a desolate ranch in along the U.S. / Mexico border state of Tamaulipas. This is yet another incident, although I am glad to report the victims made it out alive, this time.
Reynosa, Tamaulipas.- Elements of the Mexican Army liberated 47 people who were kidnapped. 44 were of Guatemalan descent. 3 other victims were of Mexican descent. In addition to the kidnapped people, authorities secured over102 kilos of cocaíne.
The secretary of national Defense (Sedena), with support from the IV Military Región, acted on information received from anonymous sources and liberated a great number of CA’s from a kidnapping ring.
Sedena gave details that the operation took place between Gómez Pedraza, Vicente Guerrero and Villanueva, several neighborhoods in Arboledas, a major town that makes up part of the city.
The commander of the 4rth region stated that his officer saw a vehicle driving suspiciously and upon further inspection, they found the perpetrators in possession of 108 packets of cocaine, which had a combines weight of 103 kilos.
“The confiscation of this amount of cocaine represents about 308,119 doses of the drug that have been take off the street. the total street value is about 47,000 pesos.