Mexican forces locate 10 kidnap victims

2015-02-09 11:22
Parents of missing students participate in a protest demanding justice and clarification of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. (Jesus Guerrero, AFP)

Parents of missing students participate in a protest demanding justice and clarification of the disappearance of 43 students from Ayotzinapa, Mexico. (Jesus Guerrero, AFP)

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Mexico City - Soldiers have located 10 people who say they were fleeing their kidnappers in the embattled state of Guerrero and arrested two suspected gang members, Mexico's government said on Sunday.

The mass kidnapping took place in Cocula, the same municipality where federal authorities say 43 college students were killed and burned by a drug cartel in September.

A statement from the federal government said that soldiers and police were sent to the area in response to rumours that 10 to 15 people had been kidnapped in Cocula.

The federal forces located seven people who said they had been abducted and were fleeing their kidnappers, then later found six more people in similar conditions. Some presented injuries and dehydration, the statement said. It did not say how they had escaped or were rescued.

The other freed hostages identified three of the people located by soldiers as members of the gang who had kidnapped them. Two were detained and one was a minor.

On Saturday, there had been conflicting reports about how many were taken and whether some were workers for Media Luna, a Canadian-owned gold mining project in Cocula. But the president of Toronto-based Torex Gold Resources, Fred Stanford, said the reports about his employees being abducted were false.
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