MEXICO CITY – The Mexican navy says it has freed 10 migrants including a 7-month-old infant during a raid in the cartel-infested northeastern state of Tamaulipas.
A statement from the navy says its agents traced a cell phone call from one of the hostages to a house in the Gulf coast city of Altamira. There they freed five men, four women and a baby who had been kidnapped by an armed gang.
Three are from Mexico, four from Colombia, two from El Salvador and one from Ecuador.
The navy said Monday that three police officers suspected in the kidnapping were detained.
Mexico's drug gangs often abduct undocumented migrants headed to the United States. In August, cartel gunmen massacred 72 migrants, most from Central America.