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Dozens of migrants abducted from train

Published:Tuesday | June 28, 2011 | 12:00 AM


A priest says armed men stormed a northbound train and kidnapped at least 80 illegal Central American migrants.

Alejandro Solalinde runs a migrant shelter in the state of Oaxaca. He suspects the Zetas drug cartel seized the migrants last Friday.

The priest says some who escaped told authorities there were 250 migrants on the train, most from Honduras and Guatemala.

Thousands of Central American migrants enter Mexican territory illegally each year, many bound for the United States.

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission reported at least 11,333 migrants were abducted between April and September 2010.

Police recently made arrests in the suspected December kidnapping of 50 migrants in Oaxaca.