Mexico Frees 61 Kidnapped By Gang

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Mexican police satnd guard in front to the truck where is transported Marcos Carmona Hernandez aka "el cabrito" alleged lider of Zetas drug trafficking gang in Oxaca state during his presentation to press in Mexico city on March 7, 2011.

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.