Mexico probes mass kidnappings by gunmen

Other News Materials 12 November 2008 09:31 (UTC +04:00)

Police were looking Tuesday night for 27 farm workers who were kidnapped in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, authorities said, CNN reported.

Gunmen in at least 20 vehicles descended on the farm workers' homes Monday morning, roused them from sleep and drove away with 27 men, witnesses said.

Alfredo Bernal, a justice official in Sinaloa, said authorities have interviewed witnesses and are trying to find out what happened and to find the kidnap victims.

There was no immediate word on their whereabouts.