Five other men were arrested by the kidnapping of four Americans and the murder of two of them in the border town of matamorosreported this Friday the Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Officewith what they already add six arrests.
These five individuals were arrested for the alleged crimes of aggravated kidnapping and simple voluntary homicideaccording to the prosecution, which identified them as Anthony of Jesus “V”, Louis “V”, Always Christmas “H”, Jean-Francois “L” y Gustav “M”.
“The injunction executed today against the five defendants was requested and obtained, because there was evidence of their probable participation in the events recorded on March 3 in downtown Matamoros,” the Tamaulipas prosecution said in a statement. communicated.
The sixth presumed implicated, Jose Guadalupe ‘N’, a 24-year-old who was guarding the location where the victims were found, was linked to the proceedings by the felony of aggravated kidnapping and entered into pre-trial detention.
The prosecution, however, did not specify whether the five detainees are the same as those who appeared in handcuffs outside their premises last Wednesday morning.
They would have been handed over by members of the Gulf Cartel (CDG)the criminal group that operates in the area, along with a note in which they apologize for the facts.
On Thursday, the local media published a pamphlet in which CDG apologized for the events and assured that the attackers acted without your permission and it is for this reason that they were delivered.
An image of this manuscript as well as five handcuffed and hooded men lying on the asphalt also circulated on social networks without the authorities confirming its authenticity.
The abduction took place on March 3, when the four americans entered by the border between Matamoros and Brownsville (Texas), supposedly for one of them to undergo cosmetic surgery in a Mexican clinic.
At the time of the kidnapping, a 33-year-old Mexican woman who was near the scene died, the victim of a stray bullet.
However, there was no evidence of the events until last Sunday, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI, for its acronym in English) issued a statement on this subject.
And it was only last Tuesday that the authorities found the fate of the victims, two of whom were found dead, another injured by a gun and one unscathed.
The survivors were handed over to the United States the same day, while the bodies were repatriated Thursday after the corresponding forensic studies.
The Tamaulipas prosecutor’s office explained last Tuesday that the main line of inquiry was that the kidnapping and resulting murder were the result of a “confusion”.
As reported this Friday during his daily press conference the President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorthe Attorney General of the Republic (FGR) will draw the case.
This event raised controversy between Mexico and the United States, after a group of Republican American senators proposed declaring the cartels as terrorist groupswhich would allow the army to fight against them.
(With information from EFE and AFP)