Mexico’s Cartel Apologizes, Turns Over Members Tied To Americans’ Deaths

TOPSHOT - US Customs and Border Protection agents participate in a training exercise at a vehicle entry point along the border with Mexico on November 5, 2018, in Hidalgo, Texas. - Around 4,800 US soldiers were deployed to the border with Mexico, the Pentagon announced, saying it could not give a price tag for the operation Democrats decry as political maneuvring from President Donald Trump. (Photo by Andrew Cullen / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANDREW CULLEN/AFP via Getty Images)
  • A letter from a group claiming to be a Mexican cartel responsible for the recent killings of two Americans in Matamoros offered an apology on behalf of its own members for the attack, according to The Associated Press.
  • The Gulf cartel’s Scorpions faction wrote an apology to the residents of Matamoros, where four Americans were kidnapped, two of which were killed, the AP reported. The Americans were kidnapped Friday in the Mexico border town across from Brownsville, Texas.
  • “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 reads.