Monday, March 9, 2015


By LatinoFoxNews, Breitbart TexasExpreso, various sources
Thirteen Federal Police officers linked to the abduction of a businessman in Matamoros, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, were charged with kidnapping in federal court, the Attorney General's Office said.

A total of 14 officers were involved in the case, but only 13 were charged, the AG's office said in a statement.

"The investigation determined that a group of Federal Police officers went to the victim's commercial establishment, located in the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, on the grounds that there were armed people there, and ordered him to accompany them," the AG's office said.

(Breitbart Texas' Idelfonso Ortiz reports the crooked feds demanded of the businessman who owns a construction company and hotels in the city a $2 million ransom. While the man’s family was preparing to deliver the ransom, they contacted the Mexican army, who set up an operation to capture the kidnapping crew, not realizing at first they were actually federal police officers.)

The officers robbed the businessman "of his wallet and cellular phone, and drove off with him on a highway, later changing the patrol car for another and depriving him of his freedom for several hours," the AG's office said.

ABC News reported that an official with the federal Attorney General's Office said the officers were arrested late Thursday as they prepared to receive the money they had demanded for earlier releasing the businessman.

The official, who agreed to reveal details of the case only if not quoted by name because he wasn't authorized to talk with journalists, said the family had alerted the military to the kidnapping and ransom demand. Soldiers and marines then mounted an operation that led to the arrest, he said.

Federal prosecutors in Tamaulipas received a complaint from the businessman's family and employees, and contacted the Federal Police for assistance in locating the victim and arresting the officers involved in the kidnapping in Matamoros, located across the border from Brownsville, Texas.

A Federal Police patrol in the city of Reynosa was flagged down by "a man who told the federal officers that a man was asking for help on Pico Broad street, intersection with the Reynosa-San Fernando highway, and this was the kidnapping victim," the AG's office said


Former LEO said...

Not surprising since the "ever loving dollar" is the main reason for elected officials and police officers cross the line of corruption in that third world country! Yet, our Muslim loving President Obama and a very lame Congress give them millions to combat a losing drug war? This is not news but only the truth about what happens in Mexico!

Anonymous said...

Business as usual in our"sister Republic to the south". I wonder what it is in Mexican soul that holds corruption, dishonesty and violence so dear? Why is honesty and virtue so rare and crookedness so common?

To be certain, this is not solely a Mexican condition, but it seems to be rampant and have a deep hold on the people.

Anonymous said...

The "drug war" exists because of our demand for Drugs in the U.S. Don't blame the Presisident of the U.S.