Mexico Abduction Survivors Returned to U.S.

Two surviving Americans caught in the middle of a Mexico drug cartel have safely returned to the United States. After traveling to Mexico for surgery, four Americans found themselves caught in a cartel shootout, killing two. The surviving Americans were abducted and eventually found in a wooden shack after behind held captive. The individuals were transported to Brownsville, Texas.

From Associated Press:

The survivors were taken to Valley Regional Medical Center with an FBI escort, the Brownsville Herald reported. A spokesperson for the hospital referred all inquiries to the FBI.


Video and photographs taken during and immediately after Friday’s abduction show the Americans’ white minivan sitting beside another vehicle, with at least one bullet hole in the driver’s side window. A witness said the two vehicles had collided. Almost immediately, several men with tactical vests and assault rifles arrived in another vehicle to surround the scene.