Rash of kidnappings targeting illegal immigrants
— reported by KTRK ABC Channel 13
Immigrant advocates say they getting more and more concerned over a growing problem – undocumented workers getting kidnapped and held for ransom.
We’ve learned these cases are actually common in Houston, and they’re on the rise. Just this week, two men were arrested for allegedly trying to extort $30,000 from the family of a Mexican national being held hostage.
Authorities say not only are we seeing more of these crimes, the people involved are becoming increasingly violent.
I think it’s amazing that it took so long for this to get some local media coverage. (Hollywood has already started adding this phenomena to cop shows, about it happening in other cities.) I’m not surprised that the segment was so short.