Mexico City, Oct 20 (IANS/EFE) Mexican federal police freed 44 people who were being held captive at a house in the northeastern city of Reynosa, authorities said.
The officers were patrolling an area near the home when they heard a woman shouting for help, the National Security Commission, or CNS, said in a statement Friday.
They then surrounded the house and secured the release of 27 Mexicans; 14 Hondurans, including five minors; a Salvadoran man; a Guatemalan woman; and a Belizean woman.
The victims were kidnapped at a bus terminal in Reynosa and then held captive at a safe house while the kidnappers demanded ransom payments from relatives for their release, the CNS said.
Reynosa is located in the border state of Tamaulipas, where brutal crimes have been committed against undocumented migrants.