Wednesday, March 8, 2023

2 Americans dead - 'accidentally' kidnapped by Mexican cartel

Two US citizens kidnapped by drug traffickers were found dead while two others escaped that fate. Officials said it was a case of mistaken identity. The victims crossed the border into the city of Matamoros in Tamaulipas state for medical reasons. Survivors Latavia Washington McGee and Eric James Williams were returned to the United States. One suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and the other was unharmed. The US State Department advises against travel to Tamaulipas due to dangers including "gun battles, murder, armed robbery, carjacking, kidnapping, forced disappearances, extortion, and sexual assault."