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Mexican officials said Saturday they found at least eight Colombian women who had been reported missing in the Gulf coast state of Tabasco.

Tabasco Gov. Carlos Manuel Merino wrote on his social media accounts that the women had been found, were in good health and had been taken to the state prosecutors’ offices. It was unclear whether they would be considered crime victims, and as such would be allowed to stay in Mexico.

The women were apparently working as escorts for a gang that retained their passports, and were sent to an event in the Tabasco city of Cardenas but did not return.

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