4 US residents had been assaulted and kidnapped after crossing the border into northeastern Mexico on Friday, in accordance with the FBI, which is working to find the lacking Individuals.
Quickly after the US residents drove into the border metropolis of Matamoros, Mexico, on Friday they had been fired upon by unidentified gunmen, a launch from the FBI in San Antonio mentioned. The company didn’t determine the victims.
“All 4 Individuals had been positioned in a car and brought from the scene by armed males,” the discharge mentioned.
The US residents had been driving a white minivan with North Carolina license plates, in accordance with the FBI.
The FBI is searching for the general public’s assist in finding the Individuals and figuring out these accountable for the kidnapping. The company introduced a reward of $50,000 for the return of the victims and the arrest of these concerned.
The FBI mentioned it’s cooperating with different federal companions and Mexican legislation enforcement businesses to analyze the kidnapping.
Anybody with info associated to the incident is inspired to name the FBI San Antonio Division or submit a tip on-line.
Matamoros is positioned within the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, for which the US State Division has issued a “Degree 4: Do Not Journey” advisory for US residents, citing crime and kidnapping.
CNN has reached out to the FBI for additional info on the victims and has additionally sought remark from the federal government of Tamaulipas, the Tamaulipas Secretary of Public Safety’s workplace and the Mexican Lawyer Basic’s Workplace.