Almost 200 Americans have been kidnapped in Mexico this past year; 79 of those kidnappings took place just south of the Texas border in the Mexican State of Tamaulipas, according to an FBI interview with Breitbart Texas.
While the Mexican government continues to praise their security campaign in Tamaulipas, shootouts, kidnappings, extortions and highway robberies continue to plague the border state.
In Mexico a person is kidnapped every six hours, according to the statistics published by Mexico’s National Citizens Observatory, a non-profit organization that keeps track of crime figures.
Breitbart Texas met with FBI Special Agent Michelle Lee who spoke about the number of kidnappings in Mexico that the agency has investigated in 2014. While in 2006, the agency only had 26 kidnappings, so far this year the agency has looked into 199 kidnappings.