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Old 03-10-2023, 11:22 AM
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Mexican Cartel Pleads for Forgiveness Over Fears U.S. Will Send Troops
By: Gerrard Kaonga - Newsweek News - 03-10-23 8:16 am est.

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Mexican cartel members have turned over the individuals allegedly responsible for the kidnap and murder of Americans last week and asked for forgiveness for their actions, according to reports.

Four Americans, who had crossed into Mexico so one of them could receive cosmetic surgery were kidnapped by gunmen on March 3 in a suspected case of mistaken identity. A U.S. official told CNN on Monday that the cartel may have suspected the Americans were Haitian drug smugglers.

Mexican officials announced on March 7 that two of the U.S. citizens Zindell Brown and Shaeed Woodard had been found dead by Mexican security forces. The pair were found in a wood cabin southeast of the border city of Matamoros.

The other two kidnapped Americans were identified as Latavia "Tay" McGee and Eric James Williams. They were rescued and returned to the U.S. and a suspect is currently in custody.

According to an Associated Press report, a letter claiming to be from the Mexican drug cartel said that five men allegedly responsible for the kidnapping and murders had been handed to law enforcement.

The letter was obtained from a Tamaulipas state law enforcement official who wished to remain anonymous.

In the letter, the Scorpions faction of the Gulf Cartel apologized to the residents of Matmaoros for the gun battle, the Mexican woman who died in the shooting, Areli Pablo Servando, and the four kidnap victims and their families.

According to AP, the letter read: "We have decided to turn over those who were directly involved and responsible in the events, who at all times acted under their own decision-making and lack of discipline.

The letter also said that the individuals responsible had broken the cartel's rule about "respecting the life and well-being of the innocent."

Mexican security analyst David Saucedo spoke about this latest development and said the cartel is seeking to quell the situation.

He said: "It is very difficult right now for them to continue working in terms of street-level drug sales and transferring drugs to the United States; they are the first ones interested in closing this chapter as soon as possible."

Possible Military Response
Following the announcement that two of the kidnap victims had died, Republican politicians, including Representative James Comer and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, called for a U.S. military response in Mexico to crack down on the cartel.

One of the family members of the victims spoke to the Associated Press about the letter and said they do not accept the apology from the cartel.

Jerry Wallace, a cousin of one of the victims who was shot in the leg but is alive, called on the American and Mexican governments to do more to address cartel violence.

Wallace said: "It ain't gonna change nothing about the suffering that we went through."

The AP said they were shown the letter and photo of the five bound men allegedly responsible on the condition that their identities remain anonymous.

However, images of the individuals and the letter have begun to circulate on social media. A Reddit post showing their identities was posted on Thursday by user SinjiOnO and has been upvoted more than 25,000 times.

Some Reddit users questioned whether these five men were truly the individuals responsible and suggested the cartel could have intimidated or blackmailed them into going along with the plan to be handed to authorities.

Newsweek has contacted the Department of Justice for comment.
Personal note: Can you believe this. We should've done this a long time ago.
Drugs pour in all the time over the borders. Mexico must remain on guard
near the borders - The US will watch their side or if given authority will
cross the borders and take on the cartel - Thanks What They Are Afraid Of!
No matter those drugs will find a way in - too many are hooked - and will risking
their lives for it - plus to sell to those who use them and that's many today!
They must be nuts to use that crap - all it does is boil their brains and over
time it will turn to mush and they will slither down the streets cause they
can't get off those drugs once hooked.

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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