Mexican authorities say they have rescued three American citizens who were kidnapped in the northern state of Tamaulipas, which borders Texas.

The Tamaulipas state government says the victims were freed from captivity Monday from a criminal band's camp along the highway between Ciudad Victoria and Zaragoza. It says the alleged leader of the band was killed in the operation and two suspects were detained.

The Tamaulipas government said Tuesday that the Americans are members of the same family and are of Mexican descent. The three adults are said to be from Dallas and are described as in good condition.

They were abducted April 13 while driving to a relative's funeral in the central state of San Luis Potosi.