Allsoccerplanet reported last night the abduction of Olympiakos striker who was taken hostage alongside his girlfriend in Mexico, at the north-east border state of Tamaulipas.
His girlfriend was freed immediately while 25-year-old Mexican footballer Alan Pulido remained in custody.
However, reports reaching us this morning claims Pulido has been rescued safe and sound while he undergoes medical assessment after hours-long kidnapping.
The Tamaulipas security co-ordination group for Mexico’s security forces said in a statement on Monday morning that the rescue occurred shortly before midnight.
“The most important thing is that here he is, with us and that’s what we want
to make clear,” Egidio Torre Cantu, governor of the state of Tamaulipas said.
“At the moment the circumstances of what happened are still being investigated and later on we should be able to release the details.”