Mexican authorities rescue 31 migrants who were abducted near the U.S. border

Mexican authorities on Wednesday rescued 31 migrants who had been abducted over the weekend by armed men near the border with Texas, officials said. The migrants are now under government protection.

The operation was carried out by the Tamaulipas state prosecutor’s office, the army and the national guard.

Armed and masked men on Saturday stopped the bus on the highway that connects the border cities of Reynosa and Matamoros. They made all 36 people aboard get off and then took 31 of them away in five vehicles.

The abducted migrants were from Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Honduras and Mexico.

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