According to Mexican Police sources, the 25-year-old international could have been abducted by a criminal gang just before Sunday's midnight in the city of Ciudad Victoria (46th most dangerous place in the world, 30.50 homicides per 100,000 residents, highest kidnapping rate in the country).
The officials of Tamaulipas State rallied after some hours, activated the protocol provided for disappearances / kidnappings and a complete investigation (even with the unsuccessful use of helicopters) is already in progress. Three different federal agencies are said to be working on bringing him back, but so far no contact has been made with his family.
Unfortunately, the local police's spokesperson confirmed immediately that it is most likely an abduction case and some new information about the incident have come to light since then. The Mexican striker visited his birth city, Ciudad Victoria, with his luxury BMW car on Saturday, but he has been missing since then.
Alan Pulido's brother, Armando, and his lawyer Felipe Ayala also confirmed that he has almost definitely been kidnapped, but until now there are no further information about the identity of the criminals (who have not called the family or the police yet) or the ransom bill they are asking in order to release Olympiakos' athlete.
According to latest information, six masked and armed men stopped the 25-year-old international and his girlfriend after a party on Saturday night and forced them to enter their truck. The kidnappers reportedly released his girlfriend and left her unharmed in the car park where he was taken, but her testimony has not managed to help the authorities yet.
"At this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Alan. We sincerely hope that this ordeal will soon end and that he will return home safely", was the message of Olympiakos via their Facebook account.