Travel Dangers in Mexico Highlighted by Disappearance of Three Women from Texas [Video]
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- Three women from Texas who crossed the border into Mexico to sell clothes at a flea market are missing, and their fate is unknown.
- The women, two sisters, and a friend, haven’t been heard from in about two weeks, and their disappearance is under investigation by Mexican authorities.
- This comes after a separate case involving four US citizens who were abducted in Matamoros, Mexico, gained more publicity.
Three women from Texas, Maritza Trinidad Perez Rios, 47, Marina Perez Rios, 48, and their friend, Dora Alicia Cervantes Saenz, 53, have gone missing in Mexico after crossing the border to sell clothes at a flea market.
The women have not been heard from in about two weeks, and their disappearance has received relatively little publicity. The FBI has confirmed that they are aware of the situation, and Mexican authorities are investigating their disappearance.
The women crossed into Mexico on February 24th from Peñitas, a small border city in Texas near McAllen. They were traveling in a green mid-1990s Chevy Silverado to a flea market in the city of Montemorelos, in Nuevo Leon state, which is about a three-hour drive from the border.
The husband of one of the women spoke to her by phone while she was traveling in Mexico, but became concerned when he couldn’t reach her afterwards.
“Since he couldn’t make contact over that weekend, he came in that Monday and reported it to us,” said Peñitas Police Chief Roel Bermea.
The women haven’t been heard from since. The case comes after the abduction of four US citizens in Matamoros, Mexico, which received massive publicity. The four were traveling in a white minivan with North Carolina license plates when they came under fire shortly after entering the city from Brownsville.
“All four Americans were placed in a vehicle and taken from the scene by armed men,” said the FBI.
The bureau is offering a $50,000 reward for the victims’ return and the arrest of the kidnappers. The situation is still under investigation, and there are few details available at this time. However, it highlights the dangers that individuals face when traveling to certain areas in Mexico.
According to the US Department of State, “U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes, such as kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery by organized criminal groups in various Mexican states.”
March 14, 2023 at 2:56 pm
I doubt they went into Mexico to sell used clothes at a flea market. They could have done that in home town or at the border to sell to the thousands of illegals coming in, some who’d probably like to get something fresh to wear.
No, doubt this is why they’d gone into Mexico with all the dangers at present. Nobody would be that dumb.
March 14, 2023 at 7:18 pm
I think you’re right. Anybody that gets mixed up in drug deals with the cartels in Mexico is just asking for their own death, and anybody that happens to be with them is just as much at risk without knowing it.
March 14, 2023 at 10:39 pm
I was wondering what in the world were they thinking? Especially since two women had recently been killed in same area.
March 14, 2023 at 6:42 pm
I WISH THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES WELL BUT HOW IGNORANT DO AMERICANS HAVE TO BE TO NOT KNOW BETTER THAN TO NOT GO TO MEXICO WHEN ITS COMMON KNOWLEDGE HOW DANFEROUS IT CAN POTENTIALLY BE ?
IF THOSE PEOPLE HAVE THE
NERVE TO COME ACROSS THE BORDER AND KIDNAP PEOPLE, GOING THERE US LIKE GIVING CANDY TO A BABY. IF COURSE THEYRE GONNA TAKE IF GUVEN THE OPERATUNITY…
March 14, 2023 at 6:55 pm
NEVER go to Mexico for any reason that’s all I got to say!! I pray the women are safe and found not harmed. May God be with them 🙏🏽
March 14, 2023 at 6:59 pm
The border should be closed both ways. No work permits etc until
Mexico is willing to
deal with the cartels.
I have gone to Mexico
several times in the 80’s and around 2005.
Felt safe went everywhere..enjoyed the people.
The violence has to have killed their tourist
March 14, 2023 at 7:11 pm
Yeah, that violence does impact Mexico’s tourism, and Bidens open border is killing US citizens all over this country with overdose and gun violence related to drug dealing. It won’t be long before the US is just like Mexico if Biden, Obama, Soros, Gates, and all the rest of them liberal idiot democrats are permitted to stay in power. It’s time to eradicate the democratic party from Washinton DC.
March 14, 2023 at 8:05 pm
According to their names perhaps they felt safe from kidnappers. Not having heard from the three ladies in two weeks is certainly reason to be very concerned in light of what has happened to four US citizens recently. I agree with everyone’s post. Mexico is a powder cake and extremely volatile. So why go there?
March 14, 2023 at 9:26 pm
Thre border needs to be closed from both, from Mexico or to Mexico. No one should be allowed to cross the border in either direction. I think the Democrats believe that sometime before the next election, they will have it fixed so all illegals can vote in the election and will vote for them, After all, that is the only thing politicians are concerned about is getting re-elected. Not the American people, not this country or anything else. Thery will do anything they can, legal or illegal to stay in office. They know, there is no way they can get a job outside for the amount of money they are making, with the benefits they are getting and not have to do anything or be held accountable for anything they do or don’t do. The whole political system needs to be revamped, salaries reduced to the point nobody would want the job unless they were interested in helping the American people, benefits and retirerment the same as other jobs. This is what happens when you allow someone to set their own salary, pick their own benefits and retirement along with work schedules. They are supposed to be working for us, representing us in Washington, sadly right now it has reached the point where they don’t care what we want, it’s what will get them enough votes to be re-elected.We need term limits just like the president and each politician should be held accountable for everything they do. If they are not doing their job, they need to be thrown out, no retirement, no nothing.
Patricia M Stepanian
March 15, 2023 at 9:56 am
You James, have hit the nail on the head. Get them all out of DC and start over.