MATAMOROS, Tamaulipas — Authorities managed to rescue 301 Central American migrants kidnapped by 16 members of the Gulf Cartel who kept them under threats in several stash houses throughout the city.
The rescues were carried out throughout Matamoros, based on intelligence operations where Mexican soldiers and state agents managed to locate six stash houses.
According to information revealed to Breitbart Texas by Mexican authorities, the operation began after military authorities received anonymous tips about kidnapped people in a house.
As part of the initial interviews, the Central Americans claimed to have paid $4,000 each to illegally enter the United States but they were kidnapped by the Gulf Cartel instead.
Editor’s Note: Breitbart Texas traveled to the Mexican States of Tamaulipas, Coahuila, and Nuevo León to recruit citizen journalists willing to risk their lives and expose the cartels silencing their communities.