Reveal details about the arrest of escaped Cuban baseball players in Mexico

Mexican authorities revealed details of the arrest of two players who left the Cuban team, a participant in the U-23 Pan American Championship in Mexico.

The portal He explained that members of the State Public Security Secretariat (SSPE) of Aguascalientes located “safe and sound two young athletes from the Cuban team,” after they both escaped from the delegation last Wednesday.

The young men, Alfredo Fadraga and Yosvany Ávalos, originally from Ciego de Ávila, were handed over “to Cuban managers and authorities,” who had requested support to find them.

The Cubans “wandered through the streets of the northern part of the city” when they were arrested, the publication noted.

Arrest of Cuban baseball players in Mexico. AGSSport

“After their seizure, the state police officers proceeded to approach the patrol and transfer them to the hotel facilities where they were staying. There they met with the President of the Ministry of Sports, Osvaldo Caridad Vento Montiller, and the vice consul of the Cuban embassy. , Reiné Valdés, to hand over the two players, who were in good condition,” the note said.

For its part, the sports portal Full Swing He said that in the last hours it was known that the players would be traveling to Mexico City by land to fly back to Cuba, for fear that they might try to escape again.

It had previously transpired that Fadraga and Ávalos left the team and mysteriously returned on Thursday night to the hotel where the group is staying, in the city of Aguascalientes.

Arrest of Cuban baseball players in Mexico. AGSSport

The specialized journalist Francys Romero broke the news, being informed by eyewitnesses who assured that the two players are back with the team.

“Although the Cuban Federation has not confirmed the news, it is unknown if the two players returned of their own free will or because they were caught by the Mexican authorities,” Romero explained.

According to the reporter, it is most likely that both athletes, regardless of the explanation they may give, will receive some kind of sanction or it will be almost impossible for them to travel to future international events.

So far, the Cuban Baseball Federation has not ruled on the situation of the young athletes or the reasons for their return to the hotel.

The institution reported the previous day on the flight of Fadraga and Ávalos, whom it accused of turning their backs on the commitment assumed with the people who accompany us in the desire to achieve the best possible result in this fair.

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