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Mexico City group offers reward to find 12 missing

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June 24, 2013 05:40 PM EST | AP

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MEXICO CITY — An anti-crime group in Mexico City is offering a $750,000 reward for information that leads to finding 12 young people who were kidnapped in broad daylight from an after-hours bar in the capital.

The Citizen Council for Public Safety announced the reward Monday, a month after the group was abducted from the Zona Rosa business and entertainment district.

Council's president Luis Wertman says the group hopes to find the young men and women alive.

Surveillance tape shows men herding a few of the missing at a time into compact cars. They haven't been heard from since.

Prosecutors say the abductions are linked to a dispute between two rival drug gangs in the Tepito neighborhood. It is one of the city's most dangerous areas and home to most of the abducted.