French tourist and Mexican actor kidnapped at a national park

In recent years, dozens of tourists have been the victims of kidnap and theft

French tourist and Mexican actor kidnapped at a national park in Mexico
On late Sunday, it was reported that tourists had been kidnapped at the volcano - Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP
English 25/11/2019 16:20 Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English Mexico City Actualizada 16:20
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On Sunday, it was reported that an unspecified number of national and international tourists were kidnapped at the Nevado de Toluca, a volcano and national park located in the state of Mexico.

On November 25, one day after the incident, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo confirmed that a criminal group kidnapped two tourists, one of them French, and later demanded a ransom to release actor Alejandro Sandí and French citizen Frédéric Michel.

At 1 p.m., it was announced that both victims had been released and that both of them are safe.

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On Sunday, it was reported that both men had been kidnapped and retained in the mountains and their cars were stolen.

After the kidnap was reported, the National Guard and the local police launched an operation to find the victims.


Photo: Crisanta Espinosa Aguila//CUARTOSCURO.COM

It was also revealed that French authorities had launched an investigation for the kidnapping of Frédéric Michel.

At least two hundred people are kidnapped in Mexico every day

The Xinantécatl volcano, better known as the Nevado de Toluca, is quite popular among national and international tourists. It is located 22 kilometers away from Toluca and it's famous for its lakes, where athletes than practice altitude diving.


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Nevertheless, in recent years tourists have reported kidnappings and theft at the national park. Moreover, the state of Mexico has sunk into a state of chaos, crime, and violence.

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