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Group was reportedly held for weeks by criminal group in northeastern Mexico.
The Mexican army freed 165 migrants held captive for weeks by criminal gangs in the country's north, officials said Thursday, according to CNN.
Most of the victims were from Central America, Mexican authorities told Agence-France Press.
They were taken captive in Mexico's northeastern Tamaulipas state as they were attempting to reach the United States, according to a government statement cited by AFP.
Rights organizations have repeatedly voiced concern for migrants in Mexico, many of whom fall victim to roving gangs and drug traffickers.