Police are looking out a forest in northern Colombia for the daddy of footballer Luis Diaz who was kidnapped on the weekend.
Luis Manuel Díaz and his spouse have been at a petroleum station within the small city of Barrancas on Saturday after they have been abducted by armed men on motorcycles.
The Liverpool star’s mom, Cilenis Marulanda, was rescued inside hours by police after they arrange roadblocks across the city close to Colombia’s border with Venezuela.
Nonetheless, his father stays lacking.
Air and land patrols in addition to members of the nation’s particular forces have been looking out a mountain vary that straddles each nations and is roofed by cloud forest.
Police have additionally supplied a $48,0000 (£39,000) reward for info resulting in the rescue of Diaz’s father.
Officers stated they didn’t rule out the likelihood that he might have been smuggled into Venezuela, the place he could be past the attain of Colombian police.
Díaz is among the most proficient gamers on Colombia’s nationwide crew and joined Liverpool final yr in a deal price £55m.
The 26-year-old striker was absent from Liverpool’s match in opposition to Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
His team-mates expressed their solidarity with the Colombian by holding up certainly one of his jerseys on the pitch after scoring the crew’s first purpose of their 3-0 victory.
The kidnapping of Díaz’s dad and mom comes as kidnappings for ransom and extortion of companies improve in Colombia regardless of efforts by the nation’s first left-wing authorities to dealer ceasefires with insurgent teams.
Criminals and insurgent teams within the nation have lengthy kidnapped civilians for ransom with a purpose to finance their operations.
Thus far, not one of the armed teams working in Colombia has claimed duty for kidnapping Diaz’s dad and mom.