American hostages (21) in Nuevo Laredo,Tamaulipas- rescued!

18 Dec
Downtown Nuevo Laredo

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The army arrested three suspects involved in a house in Colonia Solidaridad, of Nuevo Laredo

Military personnel freed 21 American citizens who were abducted during an operation in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, according to the National Defense Secretariat (SEDENA).

The incident occurred in the colony Solidarity, where the soldiers found a building in front of three subjects, one of whom was armed, who when they realized their presence tried to flee.

However, they were captured and secured them a vehicle is also 21 people managed to free a Guatemalan and Honduran, 17 men and four women, who were inside the property, allegedly kidnapped.

In a statement the Department of Defense indicated that this action was taken in the context of the Mexican State‘s Comprehensive Strategy against Drug Trafficking and Organized Crime, as part of Operation Northwest.

The detainees, weapon, vehicle and property were turned over to prosecutors, while American citizens were brought before the same authority.

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