Tamaulipas Kidnapping Highlights Insecurity in Border Region

09/16/16 InSight Crime

14120208467_feff2c6823_o.jpgThe abduction of 15 individuals from a bus traveling between Mexico‘s northeastern states of Tamaulipas and Coahuila highlights insecurity in Mexico‘s border states, and recalls previous episodes of mass kidnappings of migrants as immigration into the United States surges.

The incident, which occurred on September 12, was not confirmed until September 14 by Coahuila’s state secretary, Victor Zamora, according to Animal Politico.

Minutes after leaving the bus station in the city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, which sits near the Coahuila border, the bus was intercepted by armed men, the driver told officials. The 15 individuals were forced off the bus, loaded into various vehicles, and driven away.

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