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The former world football superstar Ronaldinho was arrested in Paraguay over fake passports together with his brother.

This incident took place on Friday 6th of March 2020. Prosecutors say that they were given fake documents after landing in the capital Asuncion on Wednesday 4th March 2019.

Ronadinho and his brother were taken in for questioning and their hotel was searched by the police according to BBC .

The Two denies wrong doing, arguing that they thought the passports were courtesy of gesture.

In July 2019, the Brazilian star reportedly had his Brazilian and Spanish passports confiscated over unpaid taxes and non-payment of fines for illegally building on a nature reserve in Brazil.

“I respect his sporting popularity but the law must also be respected. No matter who you are, the law still applies”, Mr Acevedo told local media earlier this week BBC reported.

The 39-year-old had travelled to Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for underprivileged children. Ronaldinho was the 2004 and 2005 World Player of the Year and reached the prime of his career at Spanish giants Barcelona.

A picture of Ronaldinho's fake passport documents as reported by the Paraguayan police

A picture of Ronaldinho’s fake passport documents as reported by the Paraguayan police

He won the World Cup for Brazil in 2002 alongside fellow superstar forwards Ronaldo and Rivaldo. Ronaldinho’s net worth is estimated at £80-100m and he is reported to charge around £150,000 for a single promoted Instagram post.

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