Tag: Cartel Kidnapping

Mexican Cartel Kidnaps U.S. Citizen in Texas, Sneaks Him Across Border Into Mexico

MCALLEN, Texas — Mexican cartel members kidnapped an American citizen in this border city and crossed him into Mexico and then demanded ransom money from his family. The region is controlled by the Gulf Cartel and outsiders engaging in kidnapping for ransom in their territory does not occur. The Mexican neighborhood where the victim was held is also a stronghold for the Gulf Cartel and considered a major base for their cross-border operations into the Rio Grande Valley Sector of Texas.

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Kidnappings Continue to Plague Mexican Border City

MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Kidnappings continue to be one of the main crimes that have been plaguing border citizens. In response to the demand for public safety by this community, federal and local authorities carried out a coordinated manhunt aimed at capturing a cell that had been carrying out “express kidnappings” in this border city.