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Americans Kidnapped in Northern Mexico

March 6, 2023 • 4:37 pm CST
U.S. Dept of State Mexico March 2023
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Oliver Rich, Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the assault and kidnapping of four U.S. Citizens, in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

On March 3, 2023, four Americans crossed into Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Shortly thereafter, unidentified gunmen fired upon the passengers in the vehicle.  

All four Americans were placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene by armed men.

The US ambassador to Mexico, Ken Salzar, said in a statement that “US law enforcement officials from numerous agencies are working with Mexican authorities at all levels of government to secure the safe return of our compatriots."

The FBI, federal partners, and Mexican law enforcement agencies are investigating, and the FBI announced a reward of $50,000 for the return of the victims and the arrest of those involved.

Previously, the U.S. Department of State has issued its highest level travel advisory for most of Mexico, warning Americans 'do not go.'


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