The Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho Gaucho and his brother have been detained in Paraguay over an alleged possession of an altered passport.
The 2002 World cup winner arrived in Paraguay, yesterday, Wednesday, March 4th for a charity event but was intercepted by officials in his hotel room.
He is currently without a Brazilian passport because of an environmental fine he received in 2018.
He was also expected to make several public appearances and interact with the media and fans during his stay in the country.
Authorities were reported to have found their passports which bore their respective names but with Paraguayans nationality.
The footballer and his brother are set to stay at the hotel room as authorities prepare to issue a statement today, Thursday 5th.
Paraguay’s interior minister Euclides Acevedo, who spoke on the incident attempted to suppress any public tension as he insisted the pair were not under arrest but simply under investigation and would have to testify.