On 14 June 2024, the U.S. Consulate General issued a Security Alert regarding kidnap for ransom operations on public buses in Reynosa, which reads in part as follows: “The U.S. Consulate General in Matamoros is aware of organized kidnappings for ransom occurring on intercity buses departing Reynosa, Tamaulipas. These kidnappings appear to specifically target passengers with connections to the United States, including U.S. citizens and residents. The kidnappers typically demand ransoms of thousands of dollars for each victim. The Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Tamaulipas is Level 4 – Do Not Travel due to crime and kidnapping. “Actions to Take: Avoid travel by bus in or through Tamaulipas.”