Two American children were reported missing in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon exactly two weeks after the widely reported kidnappings of four adult U.S. citizens driving across the southern border.
Fortunately, the two minors have been found safe and sound in Veracruz, some 700 miles south of Monterrey, Nuevo León.
The District Attorney’s Office for the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León on Monday activated an Amber Alert for siblings Hugo Yarset Monfort Luna, 9, and his 16-year-old sister, Aranza Yosemiti Monfort Luna. The alert lists the nationalities of both children as American.
The teenage girl and her younger brother were last spotted on Friday, March 17th, leaving a home together in Real de San Felipe, a neighborhood in the municipality of García, Nuevo León state, Mexico.
t’s unclear whether the children lived in Mexico or the United States.
“We are aware of reports of two missing U.S. citizens in Mexico,” a U.S. State Department spokesperson told Fox News Digital Tuesday. “Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment.”
Se activa #AlertaAmber— Fiscalía Nuevo León (@FiscaliaNL) March 21, 2023
La #fiscalianl solicita de su colaboración para la localización de los menores Aranza Yosemiti Monfort Luna y Hugo Yarset Monfort Luna. Por favor comparte. pic.twitter.com/uGuLfRXYCm
However, on Tuesday, March 21st, Mexican authorities confirmed that the brother and sister traveled alone to the city of Veracruz, where they were reunited with their parents, for which it was reported that the Amber Alert would be deactivated in the next few hours, in any case, the authorities will follow up on this case. , to determine if they were victims of any aggression.
The State Department’s travel advisory for Mexico warns, “Violent crime – such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery – is widespread and common in Mexico. The U.S. government has limited ability to provide emergency services to U.S. citizens in many areas of Mexico, as travel by U.S. government employees to certain areas is prohibited or restricted.”
Americans are warned to exercise “increased caution” when traveling to Nuevo León due to crime and kidnapping.
Source: El Horizonte
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