Two American brothers have been reported missing in the state of Nuevo León, in northeastern Mexico.
Hugo Monfort, 9, and his sister, Aranza Monfort, 16, were last seen on Friday after leaving a house in Real de San Felipe, a neighborhood in the municipality of García, reported the State Attorney General’s Office. from Nuevo Leon.
Authorities describe Hugo Monfort as 3-foot-6 with straight dark brown hair and dark brown eyes and is missing a tooth in his lower right jaw.
Her older sister is 5-foot-2 with straight dark brown hair and has a brown spot on her right cheek, according to the state attorney’s office.
It is said that Aranza was wearing black pants, a pink shirt, a long gray sweater, and blue tennis shoes. He also had a black sweater tied around his waist and carried a brown bag.
Nine-year-old American Hugo Monfort and his sister, Aranza Monfort, 16, were reported missing in Nuevo León, Mexico, after they did not return to a house from which they had left. It is unknown if the brothers were on vacation or residing in Mexico.
Aranza Monfort, 16, and his little brother, Hugo Monfort, 9, went missing on Friday in the northeastern Mexican state of Nuevo León. They are the fifth and sixth Americans missing in Mexico since March 3
DailyMail has contacted the Nuevo León State Attorney General’s Office and the FBI for comment.
It is unknown if the children were visiting or if they live in Mexico.
The disappearance of the American brothers comes exactly two weeks after the kidnapping of four South Carolinians, including two who were killed, by an armed unit of the Gulf Cartel in the nearby state of Tamaulipas.
Latavia McGee, her cousin Shaeed Woodward, and their friends Zindell Brown and Eric James entered the border town of Matamoros and their vehicle was intercepted and shot at.
Gulf Cartel henchmen were seen on video forcing McGee into the bed of a pickup truck and dumping the bodies of Woodward, Brown and James into the vehicle.
The three men reportedly joined McGee on the road trip for a Brazilian butt lift.
Security forces rescued McGee and James from a cartel storage shed located six miles away in the town of El Tecolote on March 7. Woodward and Brown were found dead inside the property.
According to Mexican government data, at least 556 US citizens have been reported missing in Mexico since 2001.
The kidnappings of the four Americans prompted Republican members of Congress to take action, calling for military intervention to combat violent drug cartels in Mexico.
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador responded by defending his country’s sovereignty in the days after the kidnappings and last week criticized US State Department travel advisories advising US citizens not to cross. border.
“Mexico is safer than the United States,” López Obrador said. ‘There is no problem in traveling safely in Mexico.’
María del Carmen López, who has dual US and Mexican citizenship, was abducted on February 9 from her home in Pueblo Nuevo, a small town in the western state of Colima.
US citizen María del Carmen López was kidnapped from her home in Colima, Mexico, on February 9, according to the FBI.
South Carolina residents Latavia McGee and Eric James were rescued by security forces on March 7, four days after they were kidnapped in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Shaheed Woodard and Zindell Brown, two of the Americans kidnapped in Mexico on March 3, were found dead four days later.
Recently, the mothers of the missing Americans, Ernesto Garnica Jr., 28, and Roberto ‘Robert’ Franco Jr., 27, both kidnapped in separate incidents in 2017, criticized authorities for not doing enough to search for them.
Jeannette Cerecer Ruiz told the New York Post that her son, Garnica Jr., of Brownsville, Texas, was last seen on Aug. 31, 2017, in Matamoros, where he was visiting relatives to celebrate his 23rd birthday.
Days later, his burned-out Jeep Liberty was found on the side of a highway that connects Matamoros to the nearby Rio Grande. Inside was a corpse that was not Garnica Jr.’s, but has never been identified.
Ernesto Garnica Jr., 28, and Roberto ‘Robert’ Franco Jr., 27, were kidnapped in separate incidents in 2017 and have not been seen or heard from since.
Lisa Torres said her son, Franco Jr., was last seen on July 28, 2017, when he left his home in Pasadena, Texas, to visit relatives in Agualeguas, Nuevo León, a city less than 50 miles away. from the Mexico-Texas border.
Border officials confirmed that he crossed into Mexico, but never reached his destination. Days later, her mother received a phone call demanding ransom and transferred thousands of dollars to the kidnappers, but she never saw her son again.