FBI: Gang Kidnapping Illegal Immigrants in South Texas

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In addition to being robbed, assaulted and raped by Mexican cartels  and being stuffed inside sweltering 18 wheelers, people trying to sneak into the US illegally now have a new horror to confront, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The FBI office in San Antonio says a gang is kidnapping illegal immigrants for ransom.

The FBI says a gang of three people has kidnapped several illegals in south Texas and demanded ransom from  their families back home..  Investigators say the victims were 'held in captivity for several days, threatened with weapons, and provided with limited food.'

Agents say Brittany Pena, 22, is believed to have information about the kidnappers.

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