Video shows Gulf Cartel narcos kidnap four U.S. citizens in northern Mexico
An anonymous citizen recorded with his cell phone how alleged narcos of the Gulf cartel kidnapped four U.S. citizens last Friday in the Mexican city of Matamoros, in the state of Tamaulipas.
In the video, which has spread through social networks and is part of the investigation, it can be seen how narcos load their victims into the back of a white pickup truck.In broad daylight and surrounded by the vehicles of other drivers who, in this situation, remain stationary on the roadway. Some of these vehicles choose to turn around and leave the scene.
The images also show how one of the hijacked persons is lying on the ground and is dragged to the van. by the narcos without her reacting. This sequence has generated alarm among FBI investigators, who do not rule out that the person could be dead.
Tonight, @abcnews reported that the #Video taken in Matamoros, #Tamaulipaswhere armed men put a woman in a pickup truck and then another unconscious person, is part of the investigations of the @FBI for kidnapping of four U.S. citizens. pic.twitter.com/Qw91XP8lsi
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The White House Monday called the kidnapping “unacceptable.” of four Americans in Mexico and said it is working with Mexican authorities to bring those responsible to justice.
In addition, the US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salazar, met this Monday at the National Palace. with the Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The U.S. embassy also assured that a Mexican citizen died during the kidnapping.
The FBI has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the release of the four U.S. citizens and the arrest of those involved.
In another press conference, U.S. diplomatic spokesman Ned Price recalled that the State Department recommends not to travel under any circumstances to Tamaulipas..
This Mexican state, along with those of Guerrero, Michoacán and Sinaloa, is catalogued as one of the most populous states in the world. with level 4 alert by the State Department, the most dangerous for U.S. citizens.