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.
More information to follow