A top Mexican footballer, Alan Pulido, who plays for Greek football club Olympiakos, has reportedly been kidnapped in the country’s northern state, Tamaulipas.
Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, officials say.
The 25-year-old striker was reportedly kidnapped on Sunday near his home in Ciudad Victoria after leaving a party.
He plays for the Greek team Olympiakos and has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team.
Mexico has the one of the world’s highest kidnapping rates, with government figures saying some 1,000 people are taken every year. Others argue that the true figure could be almost ten times as high.