Mexican Cartel Handover 5 Men Said To Be Involved In Deadly Abduction and Apology Letter to Authorities
In a letter obtained by AP, the Scorpions faction of the Gulf cartel apologized for the four Americans, two of whom died, their families, the residents of Matamoros where they took refuge and a Mexican woman killed in the attack.
The Mexican drug cartel that is suspected of abducting four Americans and killing two of them has apparently condemned the violence and has indicated that it has turned over the members responsible for the abduction to the authorities.
One of the vehicles authorities were trying to find had been found, with five men tied up, as well as the letter, according to an unnamed state security official.
The cartel said that the individuals had violated the cartel’s rules, which include respect for the life and the well-being of innocent persons. In addition to the letter, there was, in addition, a picture of five men bound and lying face down on the pavement.
Furthermore, the letter alleged the five members had attacked victims Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Zindell Brown, and Eric James Williams “under their own decision-making and lack of discipline”. A four-day search ended Tuesday when McGee and Williams were discovered alive in a dingy shack. However, Woodard and Brown had both been shot to death.
As part of their trip last Friday, the two Americans travelled from South Carolina to Matamoros, Mexico, in order to see a doctor to have a tummy tuck performed on one of them. In the early hours after they arrived in Mexico, they were fired upon by assailants before being loaded into the back of a pickup truck.
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The shooting resulted in the death of a Mexican woman. According to reports, it is uncertain if the Americans were ambushed or caught in the crossfire between two groups of drug cartel rivals.
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