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Six arrested in kidnapping of retired Jalisco doctor

Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, Jalisco — A retired doctor from the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS) in the state of Jalisco has been rescued by police after being held captive for 15 days.

The former doctor managed to escape his captors and flag down a passing police unit that was patrolling the Villa Alta neighborhood where he was being held. The retired doctor, who has not been identified, said that he was kidnapped and while in their custody, had his money stolen via bank cards.

Police escorted the man back to the house where he was able to identify those who had kidnapped him. Police have arrested five men and one woman for his kidnapping. Upon their arrest, police reported finding drugs and a weapon, all of which were seized along with two motorcycles and one vehicle the doctor said was used in the kidnapping.