Gunmen Storm Mexican Hotel and Kidnap 38 Guests Including 22 Foreigners

Northern Mexico police found 38 people including 22 foreigners abandoned on a roadside on Tuesday after they were abducted from a hotel. 

The chief prosecutor of the northern state of San Luis Potosi Federico Garza Herrera said the victims, 16 Mexicans, and 22 Haitians and Cubans, among them three children and a pregnant woman, were found alive apparently abandoned by their captors, Al Jazeera reported.

“I am going to notify the migration institute so that they can be involved since we don’t know the migratory status of these people,” Herrera said.

According to reports, the armed kidnappers arrived in three SUVs at the Hotel Sol y Luna in the city of Matehuala early Tuesday and abducted the guests.

Some of the victim’s identification documents were found inside the rooms but the hotel’s guest logbook was apparently taken by the abductors.

The motive of the abduction was yet to be established as authorities work to find out the status of the victims.


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