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Sources: Three buses hijacked near San Fernando; passengers found safe

Saturday, July 16, 2011 |

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Mexican authorities began a search-and-rescue operation in the San Fernando area to search for at least three passenger buses were reported missing Saturday afternoon.

The buses and their passengers were found safe Saturday evening after reportedly being hijacked and held for three hours.

The buses were reported missing Saturday evening and, according to sources outside of law enforcement, the buses had left Matamoros on their way to Tampico when they were hijacked by gunmen in the San Fernando area, approximately 80 miles south of Brownsville.

The buses were found in a desolate brushy area shortly before 8 p.m. near the town of Soto La Marina, approximately 180 miles from Brownsville.

Preliminary information didn’t indicate any major injuries. Mexican federal police and the Mexican military were assisting the shaken passengers as they helped them continue their trip.

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8 Borderland Beat Comments:

Anonymous said...

Dios, i am glad there were no casualties...it is rather strange though..what or who where "they" looking for. "they" meaning soldiers or narcos..to me is all the same...

Anonymous said...

God bless Mexican Armed Forces. Without them, the things were worse. I trust armed forces, but not in the local police corporations.

Anonymous said...

Why dont they send the army to the san fernando area where the mass graves not enough??

Anonymous said...

stupid golfas

Anonymous said...

Y TODAVIA LAS NARCOGOBERNANTES DE TAMAULIPAS PONEN SUS ANUNCIOS DE CARRETERA SEGURA POBRE PAIS ARODILLADO POR UN MONTON DE DROGADICTOS Y AUTORIDADES CORRUPTAS

Anonymous said...

What is it with San Fernando and hijacking busses,why can't the Mexican authority get a grip on this place?? or any place for that matter?

Anonymous said...

they are looking for people from sinaloa and michoacan that are coming from other places to fight against them they try to get them before they even get off the bus but unfortunately they get innocent people in the mix

Anonymous said...

These buses were stopped by Zetas not CDG.
San Fernando has been in dispute for years, it has changed hands and been occupied by both groups at least 20 times. And on occasion their is peace when the Mexican Marines or the Mexican Army have taken it away from the cartels. But once they leave both animals fight for this bone...
MM38

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