Five more people were arrested by Mexican police on Friday in connection with the kidnapping of four Americans in Matamoros, Mexico. The bodies of the two Americans who were killed were returned to US diplomats, and questions about last week’s violent kidnapping are still being asked.
The Attorney General of Tamaulipas, Irving Barrios Mojica, said on Friday that a total of six people have been arrested, one of whom was caught on Tuesday.
“The Tamaulipas Attorney General’s Office (FGJT) carried out an arrest warrant against 5 people who were involved in the events of March 3 in Matamoros. They were charged with aggravated kidnapping and intentional simple homicide. “Another person who was arrested in the past few days had something to do with the process,” Barrios Mojica wrote on Twitter.
Before the arrests were made public, a Tamaulipas Prosecutor’s Office official who was familiar with the investigation told CNN that the case was still “very confusing.” They were still gathering information about last week’s kidnapping and looking at all possible angles.
Earlier, a cartel said it was sorry for killing a Mexican woman in what the father of one of the victims called “a stupid crime.”
The Gulf Cartel, which is thought to be behind the kidnappings, sent a letter of apology and turned over five of its members to local authorities on Thursday, according to online images and a copy of the letter that CNN got from an official who is familiar with the investigation. CNN can’t say for sure that the photos are real, so it has asked Mexican and US authorities for their thoughts.
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Investigators think the letter is real, but the official who gave CNN the letter said that Mexican and US law enforcement officials involved in the investigation have serious doubts about how sincere the group’s apology is.
The governor of Tamaulipas, Américo Villarreal, said on Tuesday that one of the people who had been arrested was “surveilling the victims.” He named the person as 24-year-old Jose
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