Argentina thanks Indonesian police for finding lost Argentinian child


Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The Argentinian government has expressed gratitude to the Indonesian National Police for its quick response in finding a lost seven-year old Argentinian child, Alum Langone Avalos.

“I have come here to meet National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian to express my deep gratitude to the Indonesian Police for its quick response in handling the case,” Argentinian Ambassador to Indonesia, Ricardo Luis Bocalandro, stated after a meeting with Karnavian at the National Police Headquarters here on Thursday.

Karnavian stated that the case was a sensitive issue in Argentine, where any attempt to take away a child, without taking care of it, is regarded as a serious crime.

“The issue has been under the spotlight, including in the social media,” he noted.

He praised his ranks and files for their performance to find the child quickly. “Interpol has acted quickly to contact South Sulawesi Provincial Police to arrest (the perpetrator) and take the child to Jakarta. The child was later handed over to the (Argentinian) Embassy,” he revealed.

Secretary of the National Central Bureau (NCB) of Interpol Indonesia, Brigadier General Napoleon Bonaparte, explained that the case started a year ago when Alum was picked up by his father Jorge Gabriel Langone from school. Langone later took Alum abroad.

The local court has decided to give the right to Elizabeth, as his natural mother, to take care of him.

Langone, accompanied by his girl friend, Candela Guiterres, took Alum to travel to several countries, including Brazil, Bolivia, Ethiopia, and Indonesia.

On Feb 5, 2018, the Indonesian police found Alum in Tana Toraja tourist site, South Sulawesi.

Source: ANTARA News