Ronaldinho passport in Paraguay. PHOTO | ESPN|AFP
Ronaldinho passport in Paraguay. PHOTO | ESPN|AFP

Former Brazilian star Ronaldinho arrested by police in Paraguay for purportedly to be using a fake passport.  It is the second time Ronaldinho alleged to have a fake passport.

Ronaldinho is alleged to be"broke" because of most of his assets due to unpaid taxes were seized. The former star now swims on brokerage and sporting deals for survival.

Police searched a hotel in the capital, Asuncion, on Wednesday, where the star had been staying with his brother.

Paraguay's interior minister told ESPN Brazil that the pair had not been arrested but are under investigation.

Minister Euclides Acevedo also said they deny wrongdoing and are co-operating with the authorities.

In July 2019, the player reportedly had his Brazilian and Spanish passports seized over unpaid taxes.

"Ronaldinho will be heard at eight in the morning on Thursday at the prosecutor's office," minister Euclides Acevedo told AFP, adding that customs authorities would also be investigated.

"I respect his sporting popularity, the law must also be respected. No matter who you are, the law still applies", Mr Acevedo told local media.

The 39-year-old twice World Player Of The Year had travelled to Paraguay to promote a book and a campaign for impoverished children.

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