Mexican authorities say gunmen abducted between 10 and 12 people from a high-end restaurant in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta, with initial investigations suggesting they belonged to a rival drug cartel.
Eduardo Almaguer, the attorney general in the western state of Jalisco, said about five armed men entered the gourmet La Leche restaurant in the resort's hotel zone at about 1am on Monday morning.
He said they rounded up the men who appeared to belong to a criminal gang and drove them away in a Toyota Tacoma and a Chevrolet Suburban, leaving four female witnesses behind unharmed.
The official said that the victims appear to be from Jalisco, and the neighboring states of Sinaloa and Nayarit. He said one of them ran a private security firm and may have once worked as a bodyguard for former Jalisco governor Emilio González. . .