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2 of 11 victims in Mexico mass abduction were sons of drug traffickers

  • Friends put pictures in the bar entrance of their recently disappeared relatives in Mexico City,Thursday, May 30, 2013. Relatives who joined a march to demand solutions to the thousands of detained and disappeared in Mexico say 11 young people were kidnapped in broad daylight from a Mexico City bar last Sunday a half-block from the city's main boulevard and a few blocks from police headquarters. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Friends put pictures in the bar entrance of their recently disappeared relatives in Mexico City,Thursday, May 30, 2013. Relatives who joined a march to demand solutions to the thousands of detained and disappeared in Mexico say 11 young people were kidnapped in broad daylight from a Mexico City bar last Sunday a half-block from the city's main boulevard and a few blocks from police headquarters. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woman holds up a sign with details of her recently disappeared relative during a protest in Mexico City, Thursday, May 30, 2013.  Eleven young people were kidnapped in broad daylight from a Mexico City bar, just 20 days after the grandson of civil rights leader Malcolm X was beaten to death at a nightclub in the capital, anguished relatives said Thursday. The sign reads in Spanish "Looking for Said Sanches, 19-years-old, 1.85 meters, has not been seen since Saturday in Zona Rosa in Heaven."  The mother of one of the missing youths says 11 people in all vanished from the after-hours club about 1 ½ blocks from the U.S. embassy, on the other side of Reforma Avenue. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    A woman holds up a sign with details of her recently disappeared relative during a protest in Mexico City, Thursday, May 30, 2013. Eleven young people were kidnapped in broad daylight from a Mexico City bar, just 20 days after the grandson of civil rights leader Malcolm X was beaten to death at a nightclub in the capital, anguished relatives said Thursday. The sign reads in Spanish "Looking for Said Sanches, 19-years-old, 1.85 meters, has not been seen since Saturday in Zona Rosa in Heaven." The mother of one of the missing youths says 11 people in all vanished from the after-hours club about 1 ½ blocks from the U.S. embassy, on the other side of Reforma Avenue. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)  (The Associated Press)

The mothers of two of the 11 young people kidnapped from a Mexico City bar acknowledge that the youths' fathers are serving prison sentences for drug-related crimes.

But both mothers say the fathers' arrest in 2003 had nothing to do with Sunday's mass abduction.

Seven young men and four young women haven't been seen since they visited a bar, where they were apparently abducted.

The mothers said Friday that nobody who wanted revenge for their husbands' past crimes would wait 10 years to attack the families.

The case shocked Mexico because it happened just blocks from police headquarters and the U.S. Embassy. It also followed the beating death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of the late Malcolm X, in a May 9 fight over a bill at a Mexico City bar.