There has been an increase in the number of abductions in Mexico in years. Over 1700 people have been abducted in the year.
A frenchman and a mexican have been kidnapped in Mexico during a visit in a national park, informs the French embassy in Mexico City.
The two men were in two different places in the national park in all-terrain vehicles, as they were exposed to ambush.
They were accompanied by at least two other persons, who have reported the kidnappings to the authorities, after they briefly had also been detained by the kidnappers. It informs the local media.
The two captives were driven away in their own vehicles.
- We are in regular contact with the mexican authorities, who have initiated a search, says the French embassy, which informs that the abducted French name is Frederic Michel.
There has been a marked increase in the number of abductions this year. Over 1700 people were abducted in the period from January to October, informs the local organisation Alto al secuestro. Compared to last year it is an increase of 38 percent.
the national Park is located in the state of Mexico and includes the snow-capped volcano Nevado de Toluca, which is a popular goal of excursions from the capital city, a good 50 kilometers away.
Kidnappings of foreigners occur regularly in Mexico, but details of the cases are not always published.
In June, a young american medical student allegedly abducted in the western city of Guadalajara. He was released five days later and returned home to the USA without the mexican authorities published information about the case.
/ritzau/AFPUpdated Date: 25 November 2019, 09:00