Cartel Kidnappings

Mexican State Cops Capture Gulf Cartel Boss Behind Kidnapping, Murder of U.S. Citizens

Mexican state authorities arrested a top leader within the Gulf Cartel who is ultimately responsible for the 2023 kidnapping of four U.S. citizens, where two of them died, last year in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. That cartel boss has been directly responsible for the spread of violence in the northern part of Tamaulipas but managed to avoid capture for a long time due to his ties to the top government officials.

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Mexican President Admits Cartel Released Kidnapped Migrants, Confirms Breitbart Reporting

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was forced to admit that the Gulf Cartel released a group of 32 kidnapped migrants — dismissing previous government claims that police and military forces had rescued the group. The statements by Lopez Obrador confirm details first published by Breitbart Texas, revealing that officials with the Tamaulipas government and the federal government had tried to take credit for the release of the migrants.

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Mexican Government Celebrates Gulf Cartel’s Releases of 31 Kidnapped Migrants

Mexican authorities are trying to take credit for rescuing 31 migrants that the Gul Carte kidnapped last weekend. In reality, the criminal organization dropped them off at a shopping center so authorities could find them. The “rescue” follows days of negative press at the national level in Mexico, causing tension and pressure within the administration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

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Drug Cartel Releases Kidnapped Mexican Mayor

Gunmen from one of Mexico’s most violent drug cartels released a local mayor they kidnapped last week. Mexican authorities did not rescue the politician, but the cartel gunmen released her, and she has since returned to her town with a large security detail.

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Sinaloa Cartel Smugglers Videoed Migrant Beatings to Extort Families, Say Mexican Cops

Authorities in the Mexican border state of Sonora revealed that a cartel-connected human smuggling network recorded videos showing the beating of migrants with a paddle in an effort to extort their loved ones. Sonora is the same Mexican border state where the Sinaloa Cartel made headlines for using a paddle to torture local food vendors and small business owners as part of an extortion scheme.

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Search for Kidnapped Travelers Uncovers Numerous Incidents of Migrant Kidnappings

Authorities in Mexico confirmed the kidnapping of two separate groups of travelers who were making their way from Central Mexico to a border state in passenger vans. The two mass kidnapping cases come almost at the same time as one of Mexico’s busiest tourist seasons. To enhance safety, government officials announced the deployment of thousands of police officers and troops to patrol the nation’s highways.

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Kidnapped American Rescued in Mexican Border City

FBI agents teamed up with U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican military officials to rescue a U.S. citizen being held by kidnappers in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Nuevo Laredo is the headquarters for Los Zetas Cartel, also known as CDN. The rescue effort led to the recovery of 14 others being held against their will by the cartel.

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