The Mexican government has confirmed that a kidnapped U.S. citizen has been rescued by state police, and two people have been arrested in connection to the crime.
A 28-year-old and a 21-year-old man were arrested for kidnapping a U.S. citizen in Nuevo Laredo, just 100 miles from the Rio Grande Valley.
The Mexican government announced the victim was rescued near a shopping complex after being held captive for two days.
The Mexican officials claim the 22-year-old American victim was kidnapped while traveling through the area in a vehicle.
Officials said in a press release that the victim was released once a ransom was paid.
The suspects allegedly told authorities that they had also kidnapped at least three others in Nuevo Laredo.