Human trafficking: Mexican troops rescue 165 people sold to drug cartel

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Mexican troops have rescued 165 people, mostly Central Americans including children and pregnant women, who were kidnapped by gunmen in Mexico’s northeast and held captive less than a mile from the U.S. border, the government said on Thursday.

The group of would-be immigrants, primarily from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, had hoped to cross into the United States from the volatile northern state of Tamaulipas.

They were captured in batches near the border two to three weeks ago and held in a house in the municipality of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz.

Source: YNaija

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