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Texan abducted by cartel member and held in Mexico has been rescued, officials say

ACAPULCO, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 29:  Mexican army soldiers patrol near the beach February 29, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. One of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Acapulco has suffered a drop in business, especially from foreign tourists, due to drug violence in the last year. Toursim accounts for some 9 percent of Mexico's economy and about 70 percent of the output of Acapulco's state of Guerrero.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

ACAPULCO, MEXICO - FEBRUARY 29: Mexican army soldiers patrol near the beach February 29, 2012 in Acapulco, Mexico. One of Mexico's top tourist destinations, Acapulco has suffered a drop in business, especially from foreign tourists, due to drug violence in the last year. Toursim accounts for some 9 percent of Mexico's economy and about 70 percent of the output of Acapulco's state of Guerrero. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)  (2012 Getty Images)

Mexico's Attorney General's Office says federal police have rescued a Texan who was kidnapped and taken across the border to Mexico for ransom.

In a statement Thursday, Mexico's top prosecutor says the victim was kidnapped in Sullivan City, Texas, on Aug. 27. The victim was taken across the Rio Grande in a boat and held in a house in Reynosa, Mexico, across the border from McAllen, Texas.

Authorities aren't saying when Mexican federal police rescued the victim and whether or not it was achieved without injury. The victim's identity has not been released.

The statement says the alleged kidnapper, whose name also was withheld, belongs to a criminal network operating in Tamaulipas state and is being held in a jail in Durango state awaiting trial. The Gulf Cartel controls much of the border state of Tamaulipas.

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