JammedUp News

News

Cartel Robberies continues to rages northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas

February 17, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Cartel Robberies continues to rages northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas

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

Heavily armed criminals continue robbing and kidnapping innocent motorists that drive along state highways that connect the border region of Tamaulipas with the rest of the country. In one of the most recent cases, a group of gunmen assaulted a married couple near San Fernando.

The attack and abduction occurred last week when a couple had been riding in a Dodge Caravan from the State of San Luis Potosi to Matamoros, Tamaulipas.

According to a criminal complaint, the couple was crossing an area known as Las Norias in the municipality of San Fernando between 3 a.m. and 4 am.

In the woman’s description of events, she stated that the gunmen made them stop. Acting out of fear, her husband attempted to flee; however, the gunmen shot at their tires and the driver lost control of the car, ran off the road and crashed into a local shop.

Tamaulipas highways remain one of the most perilous to travel on in Mexico

The woman reportedly passed out during the collision, while the gunmen approached her husband and kidnapped him at gunpoint, Breitbart Texas reported.

The woman reportedly passed out during the collision, while the gunmen approached her husband and kidnapped him at gunpoint.

This kidnapping is the third disappearance that has been officially recorded by officials in the areas surrounding San Fernando.

A recent State Department Travel Warning issued in December urged all U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Tamaulipas due to the rate of violent crimes and ineffectiveness of local authorities.

“The number of reported abductions in Tamaulipas is one of the highest in Mexico. The capacity of state and municipal law enforcement remains non-existent,” the alert states.

Additionally, the State Dept warns of “armed clashes between rival drug trafficking organizations, which could arise at any time of the day.”

Get the latest news from the world of crime