Jose N, 24, was identified as the suspect in the kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico, Tamaulipas Governor Americo Villareal said.
Who is Jose N?
Jose N, the suspect, was arrested for the kidnapping of four Americans, out of which two were killed.
Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Zindell Brown, and Eric James Williams – were kidnapped in Matamoros, Mexico, by armed men in a drug cartel attack that was captured on video.
The group had just entered the area, which is dominated by the Gulf cartel when they were attacked in broad daylight. The video showed the group is thrown into a truck after a shootout. Sadly, Woodard and Brown were found dead, while McGee and Williams were rescued alive and have since been returned to the US. According to Ms. McGee’s mother, the group had traveled to Mexico so that her daughter could undergo a tummy tuck procedure.
US officials have vowed to secure justice for the victims, and White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and US Attorney General Merrick Garland have pointed the blame at drug cartels. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed that at least one suspect has been arrested in connection with the attack.
This tragic incident underscores the ongoing challenges posed by drug cartels and the need for international cooperation to combat these criminal organizations.
John Kirby, the National Security Council spokesman, has condemned the recent attack on American citizens in Matamoros, Mexico, and has pledged to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“We appreciate the hard work of the Justice Department the FBI and the DEA and the Department of Homeland Security … we’re grateful for their swift response to this dreadful incident and for their continued collaboration with Mexican authorities,” he told reporters.