Mexican gang says it apologizes for American’s death

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Someone who claims to be a Mexican drug cartel has claimed responsibility for the abduction of four Americans and the murder of two.

A letter obtained by the Associated Press through Tamaulipas state law enforcement sources blames the Scorpions faction of the Gulf Cartel. kidnap an american He apologized to the residents of Matamoros, the Mexican woman who died in the shooting, four Americans and their families.

Drug cartels are known to issue communiqués to intimidate rivals and authorities, but at times like this, they resort to public relations efforts to smooth out situations that could affect their business. I may do it.

“We have decided to extradite those who were directly involved in the incident, who took responsibility and who always acted under independent decision-making and lack of discipline,” the letter reads, adding that these individuals are subject to the cartel’s rules. This includes “respecting the lives and well-being of innocent people.”

The letter was accompanied by a photo of the five men being held down on the street, facing downwards, but the photo was taken by the source on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to share the document. Shared by Associated Press.

State officials did not immediately publicly acknowledge that the new suspects were in custody.

A security official in another state said five men were found detained with the letter in one of the vehicles that authorities were searching. The official also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about the incident.

Four Americans crossed from Texas to Matamoros last Friday so that one of them can get cosmetic surgeryAround noon they were set on fire in downtown Matamoros and loaded into a pickup truck.

Authorities found them Tuesday morning on the outskirts of the city guarded by the arrested man. Two of the Americans were killed, one was wounded and one of him was unharmed.