FBI arrested three men last week who tried to collect money as part of a kidnapping and extortion scheme which involved a fourth man who the FBI claims is tied to Mexican cartel. The three criminals were arrested when they tried to extort a North Richland Hills man by threatening to kill his two brothers if he did not pay $100,000.
Fernando Cabrera, 21, Nygul Anderson, 19, and Albert Gonzalez, 18, were all arrested as part of the ransom plot and all are charged with federal conspiracy to possess extortion proceeds. The three Mexican criminals traveled all the way from McAllen in South Texas to pick up what they thought would be $100,000 and instead they found some shiny new bracelets and a free ride to jail.
The victim confirmed his two brothers in Mexico had been kidnapped and were being held for ransom. The Mexican caller demanded $300,000 at first before lowering the demanded sum to $40,000 and eventually to $20,000. The North Hills man paid the $20,000 which they said to leave by a dumpster at a 7/11. Once they retrieved the money they told the man he could find his brothers tied up in a motel room.
The men were arrested after they tried to extort the man for a second time, this time threatening to kidnap and kill his brothers if he did not pay $100,000. Well he set up a meeting with the thugs at Home Depot and that is where the FBI were waiting this time taking all three into custody.
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Once they retrieved the money they told the man he could find his brothers tied up in a motel room