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150 abductees rescued from Mexican drug cartel

Published:Thursday | June 6, 2013 | 3:41 PM


Mexican soldiers have rescued 165 people kidnapped by a drug cartel.

The victims were held for as long as three weeks in a one-story home alongside the US Border.

Mexico's National security spokesman, Eduardo Sanchez, says 150 victims were US-bound migrants from Central America.

Fourteen were Mexicans and one was from India.

He said Thursday at a news conference that a 20-year-old man found guarding the house was detained.

Sanchez said the army rescued the group on Tuesday in Gustavo Diaz Ordaz, a town across the border from McAllen, Texas.

He gave no information on which cartel was suspected.

The Zetas cartel is behind most abduction of migrants along the US-Mexico border.

In 2010, the cartel was blamed for killing 72 migrants in northern Mexico.


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