MEXICO CITY, July 30 (Xinhua) -- Mexican police rescued five members of a migrant Honduran family who were abducted last week in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, officials said on Tuesday.
Federal Police officers located the parents and their three young children in Tuxtla Gutierrez, capital of the neighboring state of Chiapas, the Veracruz state prosecutor's office said in a statement.
The victims were safe and sound, and received medical attention at the headquarters of the state's anti-kidnapping unit, the statement said.
The investigation into the family's abduction was launched on July 24 by the police authorities after the incident happened.
Veracruz is part of the so-called migrant route that Central Americans use to reach the United States.
Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Marcelo Ebrard acknowledged the family's release in a message posted to Twitter that recognized the efforts of the Federal Police, Veracruz prosecutor's office and other agencies involved in the rescue operation.