Authorities stated that the kidnappers had a list with names of the passengers they were planning to take. These are obvious indications of an inside job. The passengers that were taken were apparently Central American citizens.
Another version from a Tamaulipas journalist suggests that this kidnapping was staged by the migrants' polleros (a human smuggler facilitator) and an armed gang. The eye-witness who said this stated that the passengers who were taken did not try to resist their abduction.
"We are investigating to get to the bottom of this, because there's a theory that this could be a way to get into the United States, that they didn't actually disappear but rather crossed the border. There have already been two similar cases."
I don't really know how this really work??
Also i've read about another kidnapping of 25 in february taken from a bus, anything about that?
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities said on Wednesday that military personnel rescued 34 Central Americans from a home in the violent northeastern state of Tamaulipas, but said no arrests were made because the people who were watching over the migrants fled.
The eight Guatemalans, 25 Hondurans and one El Salvadoran who were rescued, are likely not the same group of people as the 22 passengers kidnapped by armed men from a bus in northern Mexico last week, a spokeswoman for the state of Tamaulipas said.
“Military personnel rescued 34 people of Central American nationality, of which 19 are adults and 15 minors ... At the same address 4 vehicles, 3 high-caliber weapons, magazines and cartridges were found,” state authorities said in a statement.
As a dual American born Mexican citizen I don't have any sympathy for illegal immigrants who trek into Mexico to reach the United States . I have friends and associates that were involved in human trafficking and it is a very lucrative trade where organized criminal organizations make millions of dollars . Like all illicit activities like drugs , fuel theft , weapons smuggling , prostitution , ect. , it is necessary to pay bribes to corrupt and complicit government authorities in Mexico . Anyone who comes through Tamaulipas and doesn't pay off these bribes and thinks they can bypass these " mordidas " is going to end up like these illegal Central Americans . Mexicans are tired of all these human rights activists thinking that these illegal immigrants are something special when their presence in our country breeds more insecurity and violence .