92 kidnapped migrants rescued from 'safe house' near Texas border
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92 kidnapped migrants rescued from 'safe house' near Texas border

Mexican authorities say police have rescued 92 kidnapped migrants from a safe house along the border with Texas.

The National Security Commission reports that the raid to free the victims took place Friday in Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas.

Six children were among the migrants, who hailed from Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. The victims were forced to call relatives to ask for money under threat of violence.

Three suspects described as presumed members of a criminal gang were detained. The commission’s statement Monday did not specify which gang, but authorities have said the Gulf Cartel operates in the region.

In recent years, drug gangs in the area have diversified into people trafficking and migrant extortion.

Associated Press