The bodies of the two American victims are repatriated this Thursday
MADRID, 9 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Mexican authorities suspect that the kidnapping over the weekend of the four Americans in the city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, could be related to drugs, after learning that three of them have criminal records for trafficking, sale and possession of weapons in his country.
According to the Mexican government, it is not the first time that the four -- three men and one woman -- crossed the border for reasons allegedly related to these suspicions. According to the records of the authorities of South Carolina, where they are from, they have a history related to drugs.
Zindell Zaquille Mckinley Brown and Shaeed Hakim Woodard, the two fatalities in the kidnapping had a history of drug manufacturing and dealing, robbery with violence, and possession of weapons.
For his part, Letavia Lateefa Washington, who was unharmed in the attack, appears in the police records for manufacturing and trafficking drugs, robbery and threatening an official, while Eric James Williams, wounded by a gunshot, is the only one who has not criminal history, details the newspaper 'EL Universal'.
According to the Mexican authorities, the four would have been intercepted by armed men from the Gulf Cartel, which maintains tight control of drug trafficking in Matamoros, to prevent them from operating in its territory.
Meanwhile, the lifeless bodies of Woodard and Brown are scheduled to head to the United States on Thursday after an autopsy was performed, two days after the two survivors were handed over to US authorities.