Mexican Marines rescue 12, bust 10 in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan…

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg

A Mexican Naval Infantry unit raided a location in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas Monday rescuing 12 unidentified individuals and detaining 10 others, according to a news release by the Mexican Secretaria de Marina (SEMAR) or Mexican Navy posted on the official website.

The marine unit had been dispatched to the location based on an anonymous complaint, had been patrolling the general area and found a residence where 11 men and one women were being held hostage. The victims has been kidnapped from various areas in Nuevo Laredo.

At the location marines also seized a large cache of munitions including two grenade launchers, 17 AK-47 rifles, one machine gun, six handguns, five explosive charges, 18 40mm grenades, 25 hand grenades, 241 weapons magazines, 16,500 rounds of ammunition, two vehicles and communications gear.

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  • Jay C.

    I believe that Mexico is engaged in a war for its own survival against these cowardly Cartels. They oppress ordinary Mexican citizens, charging them “taxes”, confiscating their resources (cars, etc) and threatening them for noncompliance. Secondly, Mexico has horrible gun laws and most citizens do not possess arms to defend themselves. This needs to change. Supply and demand influence the drug business. The USA should really consider legalizing marijuana with prudence, and less lives would be lost overall.