Police are looking a forest in northern Colombia for the daddy of footballer Luis Diaz, who was kidnapped this weekend.
Luis Manuel Díaz and his spouse had been at a fuel station within the small city of Barrancas on Saturday kidnapped by armed males on bikes.
The Liverpool star’s mom Cilenis Marulanda was rescued by police inside hours after they arrange roadblocks across the metropolis close to Colombia’s border with Venezuela.
Nevertheless, his father stays lacking.
Air and land patrols and members of the nation’s particular forces have been looking a mountain vary spanning each international locations and lined in cloud forest.
Troopers concerned in seek for Liverpool star’s kidnapped father
Police have additionally supplied a $48,000 (£39,000) reward for data resulting in the rescue of Diaz’s father.
Officers stated they’d not rule out the chance that he may have been smuggled to Venezuela, the place he can be past the attain of Colombian police.
Díaz is without doubt one of the Colombian nationwide staff’s most gifted gamers and joined Liverpool final yr on a contract price £55 million.
The 26-year-old striker was lacking from Liverpool’s match towards Nottingham Forest on Sunday.
His teammates expressed their solidarity with the Colombian by holding up considered one of his jerseys on the pitch after scoring the staff’s first aim of their 3–0 win.
The kidnapping of Díaz’s dad and mom comes as kidnappings for ransom and company extortion are on the rise in Colombia, regardless of efforts by the nation’s first left-wing authorities to dealer a ceasefire with insurgent teams.
Criminals and insurgent teams within the nation have lengthy kidnapped civilians for ransom to finance their operations.
To date, no armed group in Colombia has claimed accountability for the kidnapping of Diaz’s dad and mom.