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    Mexico Frees 61 Kidnapped By Gang

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    Mexican soldiers rescued 61 men held captive and forced to work for a drug cartel in the northern city of Piedras Negras. The men were found guarded by three kidnappers in a safe house during a security sweep of the area. An abandoned truck filled with six tons of marijuana was also found. One of the men is from Honduras and the others are from various parts of Mexico.

    Read it at Associated Press