On September 17th, what appears to be a kidnapping occurs the Minatitlan municipality of Veracruz, where a witness recorded the apparent kidnapping. Four men forcibly pulls a man from his automobile, placed him in a truck with darkly tinted windows and drove away.
The man fiercely struggles making it difficult for kidnappers to extract him from his vehicle into the truck, witnesses can be heard shouting "leave him alone".
the incident occurred on Francisco de Lara street and Vargas near the corner with the Hidalgo Avenue in the city centre, just opposite the Teresita College area.
Authorities have not confirmed the apparent kidnapping .
"Operation shielding Minatitlán", was established by Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa, just this month, due to the high volume of violence in this municipality and the southern part of the state.