Suspects Arrested in Kidnapping Ring Targeting Illegal Immigrants

The FBI says two men have been arrested and others are being sought in connection with what officials say was a scheme to kidnap illegal immigrants in Texas and hold them for ransom, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

A woman who agents were looking for as a material witness in the case, Brittany Pena of Laredo, has been located, agents say, although they wouldn't say if Pena led them to the two suspects.

The FBI says the ring would kidnap the illegals and demand that they call their relatives back home and send money to obtain their release.  The agents say the immigrants were threatened with guns and held in captivity without adequate food or water during the ordeal.

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