Mexican authorities say 100 kidnapped migrants were rescued from a home in Mexico State, near the capital.
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The State Citizen Security Commission reports that authorities were tipped off by a Guatemalan man who claimed to have escaped the house.
Nearly 100 agents swooped in on the home in the town of Axapusco and rescued the victims, who included 14 children.
However, the migrants said the Guatemalan had actually been working with the kidnappers and was in charge of making sure they didn’t escape. He was arrested along with five other suspects from Honduras and El Salvador.
The commission said Wednesday in a statement that the suspects threatened to hand the victims over to criminal gangs if they didn’t give phone numbers to call family members and demand money.