December 20, 2014
BA governor: 'We will find those responsible'
“This is a case that has touched me in my heart given the affection I have for Carlitos (Tevez) and his family,” Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli told reporters as he referred to the kidnapping of the father of the football star.
In an interview he granted to a TV news show today, Scioli confirmed Tevez’s father has been freed after being kidnapped earlier today when he was driving his pickup truck in the Buenos Aires province locality of Ciudadela. According to the governor’s version, Juan Alberto Cabral was a victim of a “random kidnapping.”
Mr Cabral was allegedly allowed to go at first but when the kidnappers realised he was the father of the Juventus’ striker when checking on his ID, they captured him and put him in a different car.
“I spoke with Tevez who was planning to travel (to Argentina) but facing the good news he will not,” Daniel Scioli confirmed refusing to give further details on the ransom in order to not hinder the investigation - media versions and reports say the Tevez family would have paid 400,000 pesos tor recover Mr. Cabral.
Carlos Tevez and Daniel Scioli have a close relationship with the striker playing in several football tournaments organized by the governor in his own private BA province country house "La Ñata."
Security Secretary Sergio Berni also came on stage today to say the provincial and City authorities were working together." “We are working to find those responsible [for the kidnapping],” Berni said in a press conference.
The official confirmed that Cabral was released around 1 p.m. today . “He is in good health,” Berni said, “but still shocked after today’s events.”
Berni used the media impact of the abduction to reiterate the importance of calling 911 in this cases. “We have an anti-kidnapping division working 24/7,” he said.