Texas Man Accused of Purchasing Guns for Cartel, Linked to Kidnapped Americans’ Murders!

Texas Man Accused of Purchasing Guns for Cartel

A Texas man has been accused of purchasing guns for a Mexican cartel member that were used in the murders of American citizens. The victims, Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Eric Williams, and Zindell Brown, were kidnapped at gunpoint in Matamoros, Mexico, after crossing the border from Brownsville, Texas. Two of them, McGee and Woodard, were killed, while Williams and Brown were rescued and returned to the United States.

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Texas man accused of purchasing guns for a Mexican cartel. (PHOTO: FOX News)

According to Fox News, Roberto Lugardo-Moreno was arrested by federal agents on Saturday for allegedly buying a Diamondback DB15 series rifle and selling it to a cartel member for a $100 profit in October 2019. The weapon was recovered by Mexican authorities during their investigation of the Matamoros murders. However, prosecutors claim that this was not the only gun Lugardo-Moreno purchased for the cartel.

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Tamaulipas, the Mexican state where the kidnapping and murders occurred, is one of six states in Mexico that carries a travel warning from the U.S. State Department due to elevated risks of violence targeting Americans. The White House has condemned the attacks and pledged to provide appropriate consular assistance to the victims and their families.

The case highlights the dangers of gun trafficking and the deadly consequences that can result. It also sheds light on the complex web of criminal activity that takes place along the U.S.-Mexico border, where cartels and other criminal organizations operate with impunity. Authorities must remain vigilant and take steps to prevent the flow of guns and other illicit goods across the border, to protect the safety and security of both American and Mexican citizens.

, The alleged involvement of a Texas man in the purchase of guns for a Mexican cartel member has been linked to the murders of American citizens. This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the need for greater cooperation and coordination between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement agencies to combat the threat of organized crime along the border.

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