This Friday, May 17, 2024, They freed two girls and their Colombian parents who were kidnapped in Mexico. According to his family, it was a drama that began two months ago, when They fell into the hands of a criminal gang while seeking to cross the border into the United States.

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Anguish took over this family from Arauca. A woman, along with her husband and two daughters, ages 9 and 14, were kidnapped in Mexico for more than two months, apparently, by a drug trafficking gang.

70 days after Marta Blanco’s daughter, granddaughters and son-in-law fell into the hands of that criminal group, They were finally released.

The family He left Arauca in search of the American dream in an adventure that began crossing the Darién, where they arrived from Saravena, Arauca, where they lived.

“He was going to the United States, because of the economic situation, here in Colombia I couldn’t get a job. She has a degree, she already has a lot of study. I begged him not to leave, but it was not possible,” said Marta Blanco, the mother of the kidnapped Colombian.

According to Blanco’s testimony, they were intercepted between Monterrey and Reynosa and she found out when they began their financial demands with 1,000 dollars.

But the $1,000 was not enough. Little by little they increased the ransom value. It was there that the victims were able to communicate with their family.

Clinging to a miracle, this family sold part of their assets to pay the new demands. “They asked for 27 million for the kidnapping, Money was sent, it’s been more than a month now and nothing has been released,” Blanco said.

The criminals used numbers and chats and They identified themselves as the Gulf Cartel.

For now, the Colombian family is in the migrant shelter receiving help and, as they said in a first communication, They will continue looking to reach the United States.

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