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Mexico Family Kidnapped At Gunpoint In Broad Daylight

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

Video Credit:CEN

This is the moment eight members of a family in Mexico are kidnapped by armed men in the middle of the road in broad daylight.

The incident took place in Santa Ros-Alseseca in the town of Tecamachalco in the central Mexican state of Puebla after the armed group blocked the street with their vehicles.

While pointing their weapons at the farming family, who were transporting livestock in two pickup trucks, the armed men forced the relatives into the back of a waiting vehicle.

Picture Credit:CEN

Reports said that there were women and children among the eight hostages forced into the gang’s vehicle.

According to local media, the other motorists in the area who witnessed the kidnapping decided to turn around and drive in the opposite direction to avoid being attacked.

The victims are reportedly related farmers in the area who were transporting animals in two vehicles before being blocked in and taken hostage.

Reports said that it is currently unknown where the hostages have been taken and if a ransom has been demanded yet.

So far, the local authorities have not commented on the incident and it is unknown if the alleged kidnapping is being investigated.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.