MCALLEN, Texas — A kidnapping cell from the Mexican Gulf Cartel crossed into the Texas border city of Sullivan and took a man at gunpoint from his house. The cartel sicarios then brought the U.S. citizen into Mexico where they held him for ransom.
The kidnapping took place on August 27 in Sullivan City, Texas, after which the victim was taken on a raft over the Rio Grande and then taken to the Mexican border city of Reynosa, information provided to Breitbart Texas by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office revealed.
Mexican Federal Police officers raided a cartel stash house in the Arboledas neighborhood from where they rescued the unidentified U.S. citizen. The kidnappers had been demanding a ransom for the man’s safe return.
Authorities identified one of the kidnappers as Jose Guadalupe Hernandez, who has since been sent to a federal detention center in Durango where he is expected to face kidnapping and other charges.
The August kidnapping took place just six days after a firefight in the nearby city of La Grulla, Texas, that resulted in two gunmen dying and two others having to be rushed to the ER with multiple gunshot wounds, Breitbart Texas reported at the time.
Sullivan City is in Hidalgo County and La Grulla in the border county of Starr, both of which are just north of the Mexican area known as La Riberena. That area has been a high traffic crossing point for the Mexican Gulf Cartel because the remote area lacks a border fence. This makes the Rio Grande the only physical obstacle for the cartel drug runners. …..
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My sister, Jeanette, lives in the McAllen area. I’m so proud of her, and my brother-in-law, Jose. But, I’d really wish they’d come closer to me. But, they have protection much greater than me. They cross the border weekly, if not more often, to preach to the souls in Mexico. Still, it makes me wary. And, I surely don’t want to have to go there to collect my people, but, surely will. There’s no “ransom” money.