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Mexican police rescue 73 migrants kidnapped and held in house across border from Texas
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, September 30, 2013 10:11 PM EDT
Mexican federal and state police have rescued 73 kidnapped migrants being held in a house on the border with Texas.
The statement says federal and state agents rescued the migrants from a home in Reynosa, which is across the border from McAllen, Texas.
The agency says some of Central American migrants had been held for more than three months after being kidnapped at the Reynosa bus station.
Abductions of migrants are common in northeastern Mexico, an area controlled by the Zetas and the Gulf drug cartels. In 2010, the Zetas were blamed for the mass slaying of 72 migrants in the north.