According to the EFE agency with reference to the General Prosecutor’s Office, the crime became known thanks to the owner of the vehicle, who noticed that the bus had deviated from the planned route and went to the police with a statement about the theft. The vehicle was later found abandoned.
During the investigation it was found that some people with weapons in their hands and masks captured 50 bus passengers and two drivers. For each of them, the criminals demanded a ransom of $1,500. However, several migrants from Venezuela and Honduras managed to escape the kidnappers, they were discovered by the Nuevo León state police, when they were wandering on the highway.
It is worth noting that these types of crimes are not uncommon in Mexico. Migrants who want to reach the United States pay thousands of dollars to carriers. This is used by other criminal groups, kidnapping people and demanding ransom from them. Thus, in April, 35 migrants were kidnapped in the city of Matehuala. Later, they were found in the desert area, where the kidnappers kept them.
After the US authorities stopped applying Article 42 of the law on illegal migration, which allowed expelling migrants under the pretext of fighting the coronavirus under the simplified scheme, the flow of people towards the US border has seriously increased.