The Matamoros incident almost provoked a diplomatic conflict. (REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)

As US and Mexican authorities investigate the kidnapping of four US citizens – and the murder of two of them – in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, an investigation lead would point to the Civil Protection of the border town.

One of the reasons the Entity unit would be investigated is for its alleged links to the Gulf Cartel.the criminal organization identified as being involved in the incident recorded last Friday, March 3, which nearly became a major diplomatic conflict between Mexico and the United States.

The office of the Attorney General of Tamaulipas presented as evidence an ambulance belonging to the civil protection of the municipality. For him, the authorities carried out a review of its facilities, without reporting any detainees during these actions.

Meanwhile, on this side of the border, authorities are pushing for the arrest of local Gulf Cartel leader in Matamoros, José Alberto “La Kena” García Vilano, the alleged leader of a Gulf Cartel cell. also known as “La Kena” or “Cyclone 19”.

(REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)
(REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)

‘La Kena’ is being investigated by state and federal authorities to determine whether or not it is linked to the Americans’ kidnapping Latavia McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Zindell Brown and Erick James Williams.

According to the website Breit Bartafter the four American citizens crossed the border and arrived in Matamoros, intending for one of them, Latavia McGee, to undergo cosmetic surgery, “La Kena” hitmen intercepted them.

The Americans thought it was an assault, so a pursuit began, joined by other vehicles. Thus, according to the first versions of the fact, there was a shooting, an accident and a controversial video in which men with tactical vests and long guns dragged several bodies down the street to load them into a white GMC pickup.

One of the Americans was seriously injured. Another had been injured by bullet impacts and shrapnel. Then the hitmen called an ambulance which took them to the Spanish medical center, located on First Avenue North. It is presumed that two of the United States citizens were checked there. Recall that James Williams was found shot and wounded in one of his legs.

(REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)
(REUTERS/Daniel Becerril)

After the abduction, according to Breitbartthe Deputy Director of Civil Protection, Pedro “El Polaris” Hernandez Quirogahad been convicted of a cartel.

Hernández Quiroga was arrested in 2010 while serving as Ministerial Police Chief in the state of Tamaulipas, after he tracked down federal police on behalf of the Gulf Cartel, reports Process. While The North reported that the group was preparing to carry out a kidnapping. Authorities found “El Polaris” with illegal weapons, body armor and grenades.

The local government of Matamoros has been compromised by the Gulf Cartel to the point that officials are extorting local businesses through inspections and business licenses. The facts reveal that the Gulf Cartel’s control over Matamoros is complete: At one of the country’s busiest borders, newly arrived Americans were immediately detected by members of the criminal group.

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