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Agents with Mexican special unit police arrested for kidnapping immigrants near border

February 27, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Agents with Mexican special unit police arrested for kidnapping immigrants near border

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Two Fuerza Coahuila police unit agents have been arrested for the reported abduction and extortion of a family of Central American immigrants traveling to the Texas border.

The officers allegedly kidnapped and extorted the family after promising to cross them into Texas after a ransom was paid. The agents had locked up the victims at a stash house in the border city of Piedras Negras.

Members of the PGJE Investigative Police Unit carried out a raid at the stash house this week where the Fuerza Coahuila officers were allegedly holding the family hostage, Breitbart texas reported.

The investigation was launched after a Central American woman called authorities about her family’s kidnapping. The PGJE investigators apprehended the two Fuerza Coahuila officers at the stash house.

The border city of Piedras Negras is often used by cartels and human smuggling organizations as a stepping point for crossing into Texas. The lack of border security in the region has allowed groups like Los Zetas — now known as Cartel Del Noreste, to transport ton quantities of cocaine and thousands of illegals with little to no difficulty.

The two officers from Fuerza Coahuila, whose identities have not been revealed, were taken to the Piedras Negras state prison.

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