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Mexico police search for migrants kidnapped off coach

Police in Mexico are searching for dozens of migrants who were abducted at gunpoint from a coach that was taking them to the US-Mexico border.

Gunmen boarded the bus on Saturday and seized 31 passengers, who are thought to be mostly from South America.

  • Vanessa Buschschlüter
  • BBC

A number of Mexican passengers and the driver, who were not kidnapped, raised the alarm.

Migrants are often targeted by gangs, which hold them until a ransom is paid by their families.

Those abducted on Saturday were travelling in a commercial coach operated by the company Senda, which was taking them from the industrial city of Monterrey to Matamoros, just south of…

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