4 Americans who traveled into Mexico went missing
Four Americans who crossed the US-Mexico border from Texas were fired upon, at gunpoint and possibly kidnapped, according to the FBI. Special Agent Oliver Rich, who is in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio Division, announced Sunday that the bureau is seeking public assistance in locating four U.S. citizens who were last seen in the border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, in northern Mexico. 4 Americans who traveled into Mexico went missing .
They have been missing since Friday, March 3. Matamoros is located along the US-Mexico border, directly across from Brownsville, Texas. FBI investigators and their federal partners, as well as Mexican law enforcement agencies, are assisting in the search for the victims.
“On March 3, 2023, four Americans crossed into Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico driving a white minivan with North Carolina license plates. Shortly after crossing into Mexico, unidentified gunmen shot at the passengers of the vehicle. The four Americans were placed in a vehicle and removed from the scene by armed men,” the FBI said in a statement.
Matamoros is known for the warring factions of the Gulf drug cartel, and the violence on Friday was so severe that the US Consulate issued an alert. Tamaulipas state police also said several people were killed or injured earlier that day, but did not provide details on how many were affected. The FBI has offered a $50,000 reward for the safe return of the Americans and the arrest of those responsible.Read More…..
Anyone with information about this investigation can call the San Antonio Division of the FBI at 210-225-6741.