| GEO World|
| Armed men kidnap 27 people in Mexico|
| Updated at: 1202 PST, Wednesday, November 12, 2008|
MEXICO CITY: Armed men kidnapped 27 farm workers on property owned by a suspected member of the Ciudad Juarez drug cartel, local state authorities said late Tuesday.
The men stormed the farm of La Guajira, in the municipality of Culiacan, officials in the north-western state of Sinaloa said in a statement.
The 27 people kidnapped are "agricultural workers," the statement read.
The property owner allegedly has family ties to Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, a drug lord known as 'The Viceroy' and a member of the Carrillo Fuentes clan that heads the powerful Ciudad Juarez drug cartel on the US border with Mexico, the statement read.