Monday, June 24, 2013

México: Update--No Change in Kidnapping of US Marine Veteran, Relatives from Family Ranch

COMMENT: The purpose of this posting is to simply update our readers that there is no new information in the kidnapping of US Marine veteran Armando Torres III, his father, Armando Torres II, and his uncle, Salvador Torres, from the family's ranch by unidentified gunmen on the evening of May 14.

Unfortunately, there has been no communication from the kidnappers whatsoever in this case, which after nearly five weeks is troubling, considering that the three men were abducted because local traffickers wanted to use the ranch, near the US-Mexican border, as part of their drug operation.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.