Olympiakos’ Alan Pulido Kidnapped In Mexico – Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has reportedly been kidnapped in the northern state of Tamaulipas, Mexico.
“Yes, it’s true, the kidnapping of Alan,” Pulido’s brother Armando said. “He disappeared since early morning and we have the full support of the governor.”
The 25-year old Olympiakos striker was reportedly coming back from a party and was travelling to Ciudad Victoria when the incident occurred. His girlfriend was present in the car with him when the kidnappers accosted them. The kidnappers were reportedly 6 in number, and his girlfriend was left unhurt in the car.
Pulido joined Olympiakos last year, and the club posted a message of support on its Twitter page saying: “We sincerely hope that this ordeal ends before long and that Alan returns home safe and sound.”
Kidnapping and extortion are said to be a common crime in Tamaulipas, with Pulido’s case shining the international light on what has become a national problem. “We have information that he was intercepted by armed persons and since then his whereabouts are unknown,” the state attorney general Ismael Quintanilla said.