Published On: Mon, Jul 21st, 2014

Mexican police rescued 165 migrants who had been kidnapped while travelling to the U.S.

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Mexican state police rescued 165 migrants who had been kidnapped while travelling to the United States in the crime-ridden border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday July 10th, 2014.

The migrants, mostly from Cuba, Honduras, and El Salvador, said they were beaten and in some cases sexually abused”, the Tamaulipas state government said in a statement.

“Some of the migrants, who had been held captive for up to three weeks, reported watching kidnappers kill a couple and their child”, the state government spokesman added.

State police detained three men for the alleged crimes.

Tamaulipas, in northeastern Mexico, is a battleground between the Gulf Cartel gang and its ultra-violent rivals the Zetas (these two cartels are involved not only in drug trafficking, but in migrant smuggling as well), though it was not clear whether the three men who were detained were associated with either group.

Migrants caught by the Zetas who refuse to smuggle drugs or work for the gang can pay for it with their lives.

The Zetas were blamed for the killing of hundreds of migrants found in mass graves in Tamaulipas in 2010 and 2011.

Migrants ride on top of a northern bound train in southern Mexico

Migrants ride on top of a northern bound train in southern Mexico

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    wish the world didn’t have so many evil people in it.

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