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Two kidnapped Americans rescued in Mexican border city of Monterrey

February 27, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Two kidnapped Americans rescued in Mexican border city of Monterrey

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Mexican authorities rescued two kidnapped Americans from Texas near the northern city of Monterrey and arrested their two alleged abductors.

The Nuevo Leon prosecutors’ office said Sunday in a statement the victims traveled to the state on Feb. 17.

Family members in the United States lost contact with the victims the following day and began to receive ransom demands on February 19th, Televisa reported.

The unidentified Texans were rescued by members of a special anti-kidnapping unit Saturday in the Monterrey suburb of Juarez, after receiving a tip that led authorities to locate the alleged kidnappers on a highway.

Nuevo Leon prosecutors said the two U.S. citizens were transported to the United States in collaboration with the U.S. Consulate.

The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said Monday that it was “aware of reports of two Americans kidnapped and later rescued,” but refused to provide further details.

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