Mexico rescues 100 kidnapped migrants including Lankans

Friday, 08 May 2015 - 13:41

Police in Mexico have rescued more than 100 migrants kidnapped by a human trafficking gang near the capital.

Reports said some of the migrants had been held hostage for five weeks in a house in Mexico State.

Most of the victims were Central Americans, but they also included people from India and Sri Lanka.

The migrants had been trying to reach the US illegally when they were captured by a gang who demanded cash from their relatives.

Nearly 100 agents were involved in the operation to rescue the victims, who included some 14 children.

Local media reported that those freed are 33 from Guatemala, 23 from El Salvador, 23 from India, 18 from Honduras Honduras and 5 Sri Lankans

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