Kidnapped American rescued in Mexico
by Action 4 News Staff

Posted: 02.15.2014 at 4:45 PM

The Mexican government has confirmed that a kidnapped U.S. citizen has been rescued by state police, and two people have been arrested in connection to the crime.

A 28-year-old and a 21-year-old man were arrested for kidnapping a U.S. citizen in Nuevo Laredo, just 100 miles from the Rio Grande Valley.

The Mexican government announced the victim was rescued near a shopping complex after being held captive for two days.

The Mexican officials claim the 22-year-old American victim was kidnapped while traveling through the area in a vehicle.

Officials said in a press release that the victim was released once a ransom was paid.

The suspects allegedly told authorities that they had also kidnapped at least three others in Nuevo Laredo.