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Kidnapped Olympiakos player freed in Mexico

Kidnapped Olympiakos player freed in Mexico
By Catherine Hardy
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25-year-old striker Alan Pulido is found after being abducted from his car on Saturday.


A player with the Greek football team Olympiakos has been freed following a kidnap in Mexico.

25-year-old striker Alan Pulido was reportedly taken near his home in the northern-border state of Tamaulipas while returning from a party with his girlfriend.

He was rescued following an operation from state and national security services.

During a photo op with the state governor, he told reporters he was doing well after his ordeal but was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

El gobernador de Tamaulipas con Alan Pulido…

— ricardo magallán (@rmagallan77) May 30, 2016

Pulido has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team.

Mexico has the one of the world’s highest kidnapping rates. The government says around 1,000 people are taken every year.

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