Cartel Gunmen Kidnap 19 from Passenger Bus near Mexican Border City

Breitbart | 3/11/2019 | Staff
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REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – Mexican authorities are investigating the local kidnapping of 19 victims after a bus hijacking by cartel gunmen. The scene of the incident sits within contested territory of rival Gulf Cartel factions.

The kidnapping occurred Sunday afternoon along the highway that connects Matamoros and Reynosa, near the rural community of Palos Blancos. According to Mexican federal law enforcement sources, a bus from the company Transpais was originally traveling to Reynosa from Tampico.

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Four SUVs with cartel gunmen pulled up to the bus and forced it to stop, according to initial information provided by law enforcement sources. Four gunmen wearing masks boarded and removed 19 men before fleeing the scene. The bus originally carried 41 passengers and arrived in Reynosa with 22. One of the theories under consideration is that the victims were migrants trying reach the U.S. border and were kidnapped by a Gulf Cartel faction after their smuggler failed to...
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