A US lady and her beau have been captured and are dealing with government indictments for their supposed part in a plot in which three California occupants were as of late hijacked while in Mexico and two were executed.
Leslie Briana Matla, 20, a US resident who lives in Mexico, was captured last Thursday and Juan Carlos Montoya Sanchez, 25, of Tijuana, was captured on Sunday, the US Department of Justice said.
Both deal with government indictments of illegal tax avoidance and connivance for their supposed job in the hijacking plot.
Specialists said Matla crossed the fringe from Mexico into the United States on three events in April and March to gather emancipate installments from the groups of the seize casualties, who were inhabitants of San Diego, Norwalk and Pasadena.
The men were captured March 28, April 13 and April 22 while on business or seeing family in Tijuana, found right over the fringe from San Diego, authorities said.
For each situation, the groups of the casualties were advised through a guest with a Mexican number to store recover cash at a particular area.
“Mexican specialists found the San Diego casualty’s body on March 29 – one day after the casualty’s grown-up child put a sack containing $25,000 inside the ladies’ bathroom of a McDonald’s café in San Ysidro,” investigators said.
“The body of the Norwalk casualty was found in Mexico on April 14, one day after the casualty’s family attempted, yet didn’t succeed, to pay a $25,000 payment to a lady whom law authorization accepts was Matla, at a Lowe’s (store) parking area in Norwalk,” they included.
The Pasadena man was saved by law authorization in Tijuana after a relative called police on April 22 to report he had been hijacked with a $20,000 recover request.
The man was found at a lodging where different casualties had been held, as indicated by wireless records.
“A survey of US-Mexico outskirt crossing records, surveillance camera recordings from the different pickup areas, and online life drove law requirement to recognize Matla, as the lady sent to … to get the payoff cash on the dates being referred to,” investigators said.
They included that records show that Montoya Sanchez got wire moves from two of the seizing casualties.
Whenever sentenced, Matla and Montoya Sanchez face life in jail.
Nine different suspects have been captured in Mexico.