MONTERREY, Mexico - A Mexican prosecution official says the
army has rescued 20 people who were being held for ransom in a
makeshift hut in the northern industrial city of Monterrey.
The federal official says the army discovered the hut used as a
safe house after soldiers spotted a man carrying a grenade near the
The official said Sunday that one man was detained in the early
morning rescue. The victims were found gagged and their hands and
feet had been tied. They appear be from the Monterrey area and tell
officials they were being held for ransoms of about $3,000 to
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not
authorized to talk on the record.
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