A new report on Mexican travel restrictions warns of a return to the days of mass kidnappings and mass violence
The Mexican government on Wednesday issued a report saying that a number of people who are wanted for possible kidnappings in the country’s southeast region are now being held in camps, where they are not allowed to travel.
The government report says that at least 14 people have been kidnapped in the region in the past month, including at least one young woman, and that at the same time, at least four of the victims have disappeared.
The report says there have been several cases of kidnapping and the disappearance of some of the kidnappers.
Mexican officials say they are currently conducting a thorough investigation into the reports of abductions, and are also looking into other cases that have come to light in the last few months.
The government report does not identify the individuals who are being held.MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new Mexican government report warns that a large number of Mexicans have been taken captive by the Islamic State group in the Central American country’s southwest.
The report from the ministry of Foreign Affairs says at least seven people have disappeared in the area of Nuevo León, where kidnappings, killings and abductions have become a common occurrence.
Mexicans, especially younger ones, are increasingly becoming victims of the group, which has taken over swathes of Central America since 2014.
The Mexican government says the number of missing people in the Southwest has risen from 4,800 in 2015 to 7,700 last year.
Mexico is the largest source of foreign fighters for the Islamic group, according to the Pentagon.
The group has also claimed responsibility for the killing of Mexican diplomats in Turkey in 2017.___AP writers Eliza Collins, John Bresnahan, Mark Felt and John Flesher contributed to this report.___Follow AP Mexico on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/APMexicoAssociated Press writers Jose Luis Martinez and Luis Martinez contributed to the reporting.