Four Americans shot and kidnapped in northeast Mexico

Four Americans shot and abducted northeast of Mexico


Four US citizens were shot and abducted by gunmen in northeastern Mexico after crossing the border from the United States by car, the FBI said on Sunday.< /strong> 

The four Americans, whose identities remain unknown, drove through the town of Matamoros, in the state of Tamaulipas, on Friday driving a white mini van registered in the state of North Carolina, the FBI said in a statement released by the United States Embassy in Mexico.

“Shortly after crossing the border, unidentified armed men opened fire on the passengers in the vehicle. The four Americans were then placed in another vehicle and abducted by the gunmen,” the FBI said.

The FBI is offering a $50,000 reward for any assistance in rescuing the victims and the arrest of the suspects.

The town of Matomoros, located just behind the American border, next to Bronswille in Texas, is plagued by violence linked to drug trafficking and organized crime.

The roads in the Tamaulipas region are considered the most dangerous in Mexico due to the risk of kidnapping and extortion by criminal groups.