Mexico’s state police rescued 165 migrants who had been kidnapped while traveling to the United States in the border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday. The migrants, mostly from Cuba, Honduras, and El Salvador, said they were beaten and in some cases sexually abused, according to a statement from the Tamaulipas state government.
Some of the migrants, who had been held captive for up to three weeks, reported watching kidnappers kill a couple and their child. State police detained three men for the alleged crimes. CCTV’s John Holman reports with details from Mexico City.