The military saved an American with hand and foot gagged in the middle of Selva in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Quintana Roo.
The man was identified as Joseph Buonincontri, who was abducted from his home last Sunday in the town of Limones.
On Tuesday, February 6, the soldiers were at the military post on the Noh-Bec-Petcacab highway and were alerted by residents who saw a taxi from Tulum entering a gap, according to Renewal.
The gunmen were traveling in a car, so the military carried out an operation at the scene.
“We have an Army filter in that area; some people passed by and reported that they saw something strange there—a taxi with an armed man.
“They responded immediately, and we arrived at the right time, and we were able to save this man.
“He was blindfolded, his hands were tied, and his feet were bound,””detailed Narciso Valadéz Nájera, commander of the 7th Motorized Cavalry Regiment, according to A TV.
After introducing themselves as members of the Army, they gave him first aid and confirmed that he was not seriously injured.
At the rescue site, a brown wallet with official identification, a transparent bag containing marijuana, a black tactical vest, and brown holsters containing two magazines were found. an R-15-long weapon.
Afterwards, elements of the Secretariat of National Defense informed the agency of the Public Ministry of Felipe Carrillo Puerto so that they could continue to collect evidence.
The Americans, as well as the seized items, were transferred to the sub-headquarters of the Prosecutor’s Office to be presented to the Public Ministry.
Local media indicated that the subjects demanded 200 thousand dollars for the release of the Americans.