Mexico City, May 10 IANS | 5 months ago

A state legislator kidnapped earlier this week in southern Mexico was released by his captors, authorities have said.


Olaguer Hernandez Flores, a member of the Guerrero state assembly, was abducted around 11 p.m. Tuesday from a casino in Chilpancingo, the state capital.

Despite the captive's release, the investigation will continue, the Guerrero state Attorney General's office said in a statement Friday.

The AG's office "regards the physical integrity of the victim as the priority, and without diminishing its function as an investigative organ, will continue in the task of pursuing and arrested the likely perpetrators", the statement said.

Hernandez Flores, a member of Mexico's governing Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, was dragged out of the Emotion casino by a group of armed men.

The Guerrero AG's office collaborated with federal agencies in efforts to secure the lawmaker's release.

Mexico's criminal organisations have kidnapped and murdered numerous politicians and businessmen in recent years.

A total of 1,695 kidnappings were reported in Mexico in 2013, up 20 percent from the previous year, the National Public Safety System said.

An unknown number of kidnappings, however, go unreported, with some estimates putting the figure at 90 percent.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)

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