One of the most ruthless drug cartels in Mexico released two members of Mexico’s Navy who they kidnapped following the arrest of the wife of their top leader. The two sailors were not part of the operation but were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
On Friday night, local police in the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta found the two kidnapped sailors on the side of the road and alerted federal authorities. According to a prepared statement from Mexico’s Navy, the male sailor had been beaten, while the female sailor was unhurt. Local police provided first-aid after finding the sailors. Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office confirmed they have taken over the investigation into the kidnapping which currently points to members of Cartel Jalisco