April 22nd, 2010
08:25 PM ET

6 kidnapped in Mexico hotel raid

Mexican authorities on Thursday continued to investigate the kidnappings of at least six people from a Holiday Inn in Monterrey, Mexico, Wednesday.

Nuevo Leon state Attorney General Alejandro Garza y Garza said in a news conference that the unidentified gunmen entered a second hotel as well, the state-run Notimex news agency reported.

A convoy of between 10 and 15 vehicles carrying as many as 30 gunmen pulled into the Holiday Inn at around 2 a.m., Garza y Garza said.

According to him, the gunmen brought a handcuffed man into the lobby, who gave them information on the intended victims. A businessman from Mexico City, Luis Miguel Gonzalez, was kidnapped, along with three other guests, Garza y Garza said.

The other guests were identified as Angel Ernesto Montes de Oca of Mexico City, Manuel Juarez and Aracely Hernandez, an employee of a staffing company near the border with the United States.

A hotel receptionist, David Salas, was also kidnapped, together with another hotel employee, authorities said.

A security guard at the hotel was missing, but it was not confirmed that he too was kidnapped, Garza y Garza said. Before leaving, the gunmen took the computer from the reception desk as well as the video from the security camera, he said.

Minutes later, there was a report of the same group of gunmen entering the Mision Hotel, located near the Holiday Inn. Police responded to the hotel, but the officials there declined to report a crime to the authorities.

Northern Mexico, particularly the states of Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, have seen a recent uptick in violent activity, much of it blamed on warring drug cartels.

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  1. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst''r

    if you bomb nuke sites that means you're blowing up the entire country wouldn't it in a nuclear holocaust. that would just mean you'd get it back double. it would make a good crook game movie though wouldn't it like so many corruption military operations to make exploitation abuse film money. Paramount films everything Paramount to world nuclear holocoust(?) I spent most of my day and other days fighting off a cancer in my abdominal system. i'm hoping i can cure it by diet solutions. i don't beleive in chemo and such. theresa noelle younan. somebody put too much poison in my coffee supply and other food in addition i know certain other environment poisonings were purposely carried out and too many people are sick with radioactive toxicity and simulative toxicity. Theresa Noelle Younan, YounanMarketing...

    July 25, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst''r

    they mass graved too many people, and most were not that guilty. actually the situation in mexico is similar to iraq and yugoslavia but i don't see the u.s. going in to bring down their sadaams. maybe it's covert activity from the u.s. citizenry to spite the country's stability.

    July 25, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. YounanMarketingAndManagementAssociatesInc, Int'l Intst''r

    there are as much cartel problems if not more in the u.s. and similar more english dominant countries but i don't see the kind of military effort to disengage them as was carried out from both sides of the border. it's coincidental it seems that they had just sent was it 1500 troops to the mexican border to control things – i think they're the ones who are doing the kidnapping frankly. it's another dogging imperialist war crime conspiracy like usual. they're are so many.

    July 25, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. cesar R

    Posada Santa Rita is located in the Port of Salina cruz, Oaxaca. For your rest and comfort
    the hotel offers its spacious and nice guest rooms and facilities.
    is located 10 blocks from the Center of Salina Cruz
    Posada Santa Rita invites you to know its 7 pretty and spacious rooms.
    They are equipped with double beds, air conditioning, radio , bathroom ,
    ceiling fan, coffee maker, cable/satellite, WI-FI Internet access,and telephone

    September 6, 2010 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. bug and alyssa

    OMG!!!!!! holy crap the holiday inn done got people stoled!! shooot!! that is crasy...omgeeeee!!!! omg it just sounds it was something crasy and badd!!!!! i wont leave you to read this hole message thing that yall are riting cuz u guys rite borin stuff!!! bye, peace and blessangs, peace and blessangs 😀

    September 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • alyssa and bug

      ohhh girl, i getcha!!! peeple just write like stuf about the story and im just like dude i dont even care about all the facs that u no about the story, so dont post it o kay!!

      September 17, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • miguel ocho

      oh man, i get choo too!!! im just lioke okay i mean like i just get on here to just post on things that just likwe i think are so rite and yeah that is just my oohhhhpinion

      September 17, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Alisha Cox

    the reception desk of an office is the most important part of an office in my opinion~';

    October 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Donna

    What person in there right mind would vacation or work in Mexico right now. Even Europe has a warning for Americans to be careful where they visit. Let them kill each other, who cares. We have enough problems in our own country.

    October 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  8. UPVC Windows ·

    the reception desk of any office should also have some decoration to make it look much better .

    November 9, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |