Drug Cartel Likely Behind Kidnapping Of 100+ Migrants

The Independent reports:

Around 100 members of a refugee and migrant caravan traveling towards the US have reportedly fallen victim to organised crime as they moved through Mexico. Thousands streamed into Mexico City on Monday to seek shelter in a sports stadium on the eve of US midterm election.

But around 100 members, including children, did not arrive in Mexico City because they were kidnapped along the route and handed to organised crime groups, Arturo Peimbert, ombudsman for the human rights commission in Oaxaca, told HuffPost Mexico.

Mr Peimbert said they were kidnapped in the state of Puebla as they attempted to reach the capital from Veracruz. The abducted migrants were likely turned over to Los Zetas, regarded as one of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels that has terrorized the country, Peimbert said.