SAO PAULO – Brazil’s central police arrested Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera on Thursday for extradition to his hometown to face a series of crimes alleged to have committed from 2016 to last year. Two officials said.
Cabrera, which has won both the Masters and the US Open, is on Interpol’s Red Code list.
Police said in a statement the arrest took place in the high-rises of Rio de Janeiro, with no announcement of the suspect’s name. Explain that he was only 51 years old Argentinian.
Two federal police officers based in Rio confirmed separately to The Associated Press that Cabrera was the man who had been arrested. The two agreed to provide the information only in anonymous cases, as they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.
The police statement said the arrest was authorized by Brazil̵7;s top court and the man will be held in detention until extradition to Argentina. Authorities in Argentina have repeatedly charged the suspects of assault, burglary, intimidation, illegal and insulting officials.
Argentinian media reported earlier in January that Cabrera’s ex-wife, Silvari Vadero, filed a lawsuit against two golfers. The report also stated that another ex-partner, Cecilia Torres, claimed the cabaret punched her, threatened her and attempted to run her away in his car in 2016.
Cabrera is the most successful golfer from South America. He won the US Open at Oakmont in 2007, shooting one over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk. He won the Masters in the 2009 semi-finals and lost in the Masters semi-finals in 2013 to Adam Scott.
Cabrera has won one more PGA Tour and four of his European Tour titles are the biggest, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
He did not play in the Masters when moving to last November due to surgery on his left wrist.Cabrera played five times in August and September on the PGA Tour Champions circuit for players 50 and older.