Former Brazil midfielder Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay along with his brother. Ronaldinho and his brother were detained by the police for allegedly entering the country with an altered passport. Officials have already arrested a third man who was also a part of the investigation. Ronaldinho's brother Roberto Assis has claimed that they 'were tricked' by the man arrested. Ronaldinho's passport was seized by the Brazil government due to an environmental fine. Therefore, Ronaldinho's arrival in Paraguay along with Roberto is a crime.
🚨 Ronaldinho has been arrested in Paraguay due to possibly entering the country with a fake Paraguayan passport 🚨 https://t.co/p9oL7v9SDv— Roberto Rojas (@RobertoRojas97) March 5, 2020
The 39-year-old Ronaldinho, who was cited in Paraguay, remained at his hotel along with his brother. However, due to a false Ronaldinho passport, the two have been detained by the police.
A las 8 de la mañana de este jueves Ronaldhino deberá presentarse a declarar ante el fiscal. pic.twitter.com/6PHQCNeSlP— Nico Lithitx (@nicolithitx) March 5, 2020
Ronaldinho arrived in the nation on Wednesday as part of a philanthropic movement. The 2002 World Cup winner Ronaldinho was set to be present at a charity event and publicize his new book before the 'Ronaldinho cited in Paraguay' news caught fire.
Still under investigation for the false Ronaldinho passport, Ronaldinho's brother claimed that they 'were tricked' by a third man with the false passports. The false Ronaldinho passport details and documents were found in their hotel room after a raid. Even then, officials allowed the two to stay at the presidential suite. However, Ronaldinho's brother Roberto and his younger sibling will have to present themselves in front of local authorities at 8 AM tomorrow.