The FBI announced they are searching for four U.S. citizens who have been kidnapped in Mexico.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City released information on Sunday that four American citizens crossed into Matamoros, in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas just south of Brownsville, Texas, in a white minivan with North Carolina plates on Friday, March 3rd.
According to the embassy, shortly after crossing into Mexico, unidentified gunmen shot the passengers of the vehicle. All four Americans were placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene by armed men.
Oliver Rich, Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), whose territory includes Brownsville, Texas, announced that the FBI is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the person(s) responsible for the assault and kidnapping of the four U.S. Citizens.
The FBI, federal partners, and Mexican law enforcement agencies are investigating. The FBI is announcing a reward of $50,000 for the return of the victims and the arrest of those involved.
The public is urged to call FBI San Antonio Division at 210-225-6741 with any information regarding this investigation. Tips can also be submitted online at https://tips.fbi.gov . Individuals who provide information may remain anonymous.