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Kidnapping in Mexico

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 1969 | 7:00 PM

Armed men have reportedly stormed two hotels in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey, abducting four guests and as many as three hotel employees.

Nuevo Leon\'s state attorney general says up to 30 gunmen have raided the Holiday Inn and Hotel Mision.

The gunmen abducted three businessmen, a female guest and two receptionists.

A hotel security guard is also missing.

The raid follows a surge of violence that has plagued Monterrey, Mexico\'s industrial capital, in recent weeks.

Alejandro Garza y Garza, the state attorney general, says organized crime is probably behind the attacks.

Some analysts have suggested initial evidence from the abduction points to the Zetas, a paramilitary group linked to drug trafficking in Monterrey, but the group\'s exact affiliation remains unknown.