MEXICO CITY — The Mexican navy announced that it had freed 104 Central American migrants who appear to have been kidnapped by an organized crime group in the border city of Nuevo Laredo.
The navy announced Friday's rescue of the hostages in a news release to Mexican news media Sunday. According to reports [link in Spanish], the navy was acting on a tip from residents near a home where the migrants were being held.
In all, 91 men and 13 women were freed. Two of them were from El Salvador, and the rest were from Honduras, the reports stated.
Mexican crime groups have moved aggressively into kidnapping and extorting Central American immigrants who head north through the country on their way to the United States.