Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mexican Federal Police Rescued 68 Kidnapped Bus Passengers From Members Of Gulf Cartel In Tamaulipas

Photo: SSP

Two suspects detained in kidnappings

By H. Nelson Goodson
April 20, 2011

Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico - On Wednesday, the Mexican Federal Police (SSP) confirmed that 68 passengers traveling in a Reynosa bus were rescued Tuesday from kidnappers connected to the Gulf Cartel. The victims were being loaded into vehicles by suspects at the Privadas de las Americas neighborhood.
Police noticed two armed men near five vehicles sprayed with gunfire. When federal officers got close to investigate, the suspects tried to flee.
Both Henry Roberto Rodríguez García, 24, and José Ernesto Varela Herrera, 30, were taken into custody. The suspects were handed over to the Federal Public Ministry Department for further processing, according to federal police.
Police say, among the kidnapped victims were 12 undocumented immigrants, 8 of the passengers were from Guatemala, 2 from Honduras, 1 from El Salvador and 1 from Panama.

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