March 28, 2023

FBI gives $50,000 reward after 4 People kidnapped by armed males after crossing into border metropolis of Matamoros.

4 United States residents have been fired upon and kidnapped by armed males in northern MexicoUS authorities have stated, calling for the general public’s assist in figuring out the attackers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) stated in a statements that the 4 People crossed the border into Matamoros, in Mexico’s northeastern state of Tamaulipas, on Friday in a white minivan.

“Shortly after crossing into Mexico, unidentified gunmen fired upon the passengers within the car. All 4 People have been positioned in a car and brought from the scene by armed males,” the assertion stated.

Matamorosa metropolis throughout from Brownsville, Texas, has been beset by violence linked to drug trafficking and different organized crime.

Highways within the Mexican state are thought of among the many most harmful within the nation as a result of risk of kidnapping and extortion by felony gangs,

On Friday, shootouts in Matamoros have been so dangerous that the US consulate issued an alert concerning the hazard and native authorities warned folks to shelter in place.

Tamaulipas state police stated folks had been killed and injured, however didn’t say what number of. The state police stated neither the police nor the navy was concerned within the shootouts.

“There have been two armed incidents between unidentified civilians,” they stated on Friday on social media. “The precise variety of the fallen is being corroborated.”

In the meantime, the FBI stated in its assertion that US and Mexican legislation enforcement businesses have been investigating the abductions of the 4 People.

The FBI additionally supplied a $50,000 reward “for the return of the victims and the arrest of these concerned”.

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