JammedUp News

News

Gulf cartel responds to crime wave in border city Reynosa by duct taping criminals to a bridge

February 15, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Gulf cartel responds to crime wave in border city Reynosa by duct taping criminals to a bridge

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

Mexican authorities say two suspected thieves and highjackers, who were beaten and tied to a bridge over one of the busiest roadways in the Mexican border city of Reynosa, were found alive in a shocking development.

Like other border cities in northern Mexico, Reynosa has been plagued by cartel turf wars where decapitations and corpses hung from bridges have become commonplace.

An official with the Tamaulipas state prosecutor’s office said the men were abducted by cartel gunmen, severely beaten, stripped of their clothes and tied with duct tape to the bridge but luckily with their lives spared.

The two men can be seen tied with duct tape next to a narco banner in Reynosa

Witnesses who passed by heard a man on the bridge shouting, and begging for food and water.

One of the men suffered further injuries after he fell twelve feet to the pavement as police attempted to lower him from the bridge, Mexico’s Vanguardia reported.

Mexican officials made the discovery following a rash of kidnappings, highway robberies, and extortions that have plagued the city in recent days.

A narco banner left at the scene, purportedly signed by Juan Manuel Loisa Salinas, also known as ‘Comandante Toro’ the regional boss of the Gulf cartel, had sought to distance the criminal organization from the recent crime wave.

One of the men suffered further injuries after police attempted to lower him from the bridge

Travelers from Nuevo Leon have taken to social media in the past week to warn citizens of highway robberies, and kidnappings by groups of gunmen occurring on the periphery of Reynosa while reporting zero presence from Mexican authorities.

In response to the lack of security on the northern Mexican roadways, the McAllen Economic Development Corporation and an association of manufacturing plants, based in Reynosa posted a message from Mexican Federal Police on its Facebook account, pledging to increase patrols along the highway to ensure public safety.

Meanwhile, authorities in the violence-wracked state of Guerrero said a German and American were among the victims killed in two separate incidents in the resort city of Acapulco last week.

In a narco message left at the scene, the regional leader of the Gulf cartel denied having any responsibility for the recent crime wave in Reynosa

According to state security spokesman, Roberto Alvarez, in the first incident, a German national was murdered with his brother-in-law, who is a Mexican citizen in the city’s red-light district.

Across town, Police later discovered the bodies of a 70-year-old American man and 65-year-old Mexican woman inside a condominium in Acapulco, The Associated Press reported.

Law enforcement officials said officers found the bodies of both victims on the fourth-floor apartment with wounds on their necks consistent with strangulation.

The U.S. Embassy identified the male victim as Stanley Enders, but have yet to release the hometown he resides from.

Get the latest news from the world of crime