Ronaldinho Held In Paraguay Over Fake Passport
By Olamide Fadoju
Report says Brazil legend, Ronaldinho is currently in police custody in Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport to enter the country.
According to BBC, The passports were discovered when the hotel which the former Barcelona star was lodging was searched by police in the capital, Asuncion, on Wednesday.
In July 2019, the player reportedly had his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes.
Meanwhile, Ronaldinho has denied any wrongdoing but Paraguay's interior minister, Euclides Acevedo says he is under investigation and co-operating with the authorities
The minister also revealed that the customs authorities would also be investigated for foul play.
"Ronaldinho will be heard at eight in the morning on Thursday at the prosecutor's office,"
"I respect his sporting popularity but the law must also be respected. No matter who you are, the law still applies," he said.
The 39-year-old twice World Player Of The Year travelled to Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children.
Ronaldinho is a two-time World Player of the Year and won the World Cup in 2002 with Brazil.