After being kidnapped this Sunday Nov. 24, on Monday around 1:00 pm, Mexican actor Alejandro Sandí and French businessman Frédéric Michel were released, this was reported by the Secretariat of Citizen Security and Protection (Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana).
The victims, who had been kidnapped by an armed group near the Nevado de Toluca National Park, were released in good health and stable conditions.
According to the French Foreign Ministry, investigations around the case are already being carried out with the hostages interrogation to begin with.
The investigation opened by the court of Grand Instance in Paris, France will continue with the victims’ testimonies.
In fact, French authorities pointed out that investigators from the Central Office Against Violence are already working on the case.
The French police mobilization to locate one of his countrymen, who had been reported kidnapped as soon as they were informed of the situation.
The French Embassy in Mexico also reported that Frédéric Michel, commercial director of a company, had been living in the country for several years with his wife.
Finally, according to French media, the objective of the kidnappers was not the businessman but the Mexican actor Alejandro Sandí.
La #SSPC, a través de la Coordinación Nacional Antisecuestro (@CONASE_mx), y la Coordinación General de Combate al Secuestro de la @FiscaliaEdomex informan el rescate de un ciudadano francés y un actor mexicano que habían sido privados de la libertad en la zona… (1/2)
— Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana (@SSPCMexico) November 25, 2019
According to the Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), through the General Coordination to Combat the Kidnapping of the Prosecutor of the State of Mexico, both the French citizen and the Mexican actor were rescued by Mexican police forces.
Celebramos la liberación, el día de hoy, de nuestro compatriota secuestrado ayer, así como del ciudadano mexicano con quien se encontraba. Agradecemos encarecidamente a las autoridades mexicanas,cuya ayuda fue esencial para este favorable desenlace. https://t.co/dKTrFYShnj
— Embajada de Francia (@FranciaenMexico) November 25, 2019
Meanwhile, the French Embassy celebrated the release of his abducted compatriot and his Mexican friend.