Former Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho arrested in Paraguay

SHOWS:

ASUNCION, PARAGUAY (RECENT- MARCH 3, 2020) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. FORMER SOCCER PLAYER RONALDINHO LEAVING POLICE STATION THROUGH HEAVY CROWD OF REPORTERS AND CAMERAPEOPLE

2. RONALDINHO GETTING IN CAR

3. CAR LEAVING POLICE STATION

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (FILE – JANUARY 8, 2019) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

4. RONALDINHO ARRIVING FOR CEREMONY FOR INDUCTION INTO MARACANA STADIUM HALL OF FAME

5. RONALDINHO POSING FOR PHOTOS

6. VARIOUS OF RONALDINHO AT NEWS CONFERENCE

7. RONALDINHO KICKING SOCCER BALL AT EVENT

STORY: Former Brazilian forward Ronaldinho Gaucho was arrested in Paraguay on Friday (March 6) for attempting to enter the country with an adulterated passport, Paraguayan police said.

Gilberto Fleitas, the head of the investigations unit of the Paraguayan police, said Ronaldinho and his brother were taken into custody just hours after a judge refused to ratify a prosecutor’s proposal for an alternative punishment.

«The detention order has been carried out,» Fleitas told Reuters.

TV pictures showed the pair being taken in a police vehicle from the Sheraton hotel in Asuncion to a police station on the outskirts of the city.

Ronaldinho and his brother and business manager Roberto Assis arrived in Paraguay on Wednesday and were questioned by law enforcement after they were found in possession of adulterated Paraguayan passports.