Two kidnapped Americans “who traveled for a tummy tuck” in Mexico found dead | American News

Two out of four Americans missing after being violently kidnapped in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas have been found dead.

The other two US citizens are alive, the state’s governor said on Tuesday.

One of the survivors is injured but the other is unscathed.

The FBI said Sunday it was search with Mexican authorities for missing Americanswhich were removed on Friday.

They had traveled as a group from South Carolina so that one of them could have a tummy tuck performed by a Matamoros doctor, a relative said Monday.

Shortly after reaching Mexico, they were caught between two rival drug cartel groups.

Video showed the group being loaded into the back of a van by armed men.

Officials said a Mexican woman was killed in the crossfire.

Matamoros is located just south of Brownsville, Texas.

A stretch of border fence near the Brownsville-Matamoros International Bridge in Texas

The kidnapping illustrates the lingering terror in the city, which is dominated by factions of the powerful Gulf Drug Cartel, who often fight amongst themselves.

Thousands of Mexicans have disappeared in the state of Tamaulipas alone amid the violence.

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On Monday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters: “These are people from the United States, and the information we have is that they crossed the border to buy medicine in Mexico and there is had a confrontation between groups and that they were arrested.

“It’s already taken care of. I believe it’s going to be resolved. I expect it, I hope so,” he continued.

The White House said US President Joe Biden was aware of the “unacceptable” abductions, adding that he was “ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance, and US law enforcement is in contact with forces.” of the Mexican order”.


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