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Ambassador Salazar’s Statement about kidnapping Incident in Matamoros
Declaración del Embajador Ken Salazar
March 6, 2023

Salazar Statement: “On Friday, March 3rd, unknown assailants in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, violently kidnapped at gunpoint four US citizens in an incident in which an innocent Mexican citizen was tragically killed.

We have no greater priority than the safety of our citizens – this is the US government’s most fundamental role. US law enforcement officials from numerous agencies are working with Mexican authorities at all levels of government to secure the safe return of our compatriots.

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward for any information leading to the return of the missing U.S. citizens and the arrest of those responsible for the incident in Matamoros. Find more information here: https://mx.usembassy.gov/fbi-seeks-publics-help-in-locating-u-s-citizens/

State Department Travel Advisories draw upon dozens of information sources to assess current security conditions around the world. We urge you to consult the Travel Advisories when considering travel to Mexico: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/mexico-travel-advisory.html