Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil, to be extradited to Argentina to face a number of costs
SAO PAULO — Brazil’s federal police arrested Argentine golfer Ángel Cabrera on Thursday for extradition to his homeland to face costs for a number of crimes allegedly dedicated from 2016 to final yr, two officers stated.
Cabrera, who has gained each the Masters and U.S. Open, was on Interpol’s crimson code listing.
Police stated in an announcement that the arrest was made in an higher class space of Rio de Janeiro, with out asserting the suspect’s title. It described him solely as a 51-year-old Argentine.
Two federal law enforcement officials based mostly in Rio individually confirmed to The Related Press that Cabrera was the person arrested. Each agreed to offer the knowledge provided that granted anonymity as a result of they weren’t approved to debate the subject publicly.
The police assertion stated the arrest was approved by Brazil’s prime courtroom and the person could be held till his extradition to Argentina. Officers in Argentina have charged the suspect with assault, theft, unlawful intimidation and repeated disrespect to authorities, the assertion stated.
Argentine media reported earlier in January that Cabrera’s former spouse, Silva Rivadero, had filed two costs towards the golfer. The stories additionally stated that Cecilia Torres, one other former accomplice, claimed Cabrera had punched her, threatened her and tried to run her over along with his automobile in 2016.
Cabrera is probably the most completed golfer from South America. He gained the U.S. Open at Oakmont in 2007 by one shot over Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk. He gained the Masters in a playoff in 2009 and misplaced in a playoff on the Masters in 2013 to Adam Scott.
Cabrera has one different PGA Tour victory, and his 4 European Tour wins embody its greatest occasion, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.
He didn’t play within the Masters when it moved to November final yr due to surgical procedure on his left wrist. Cabrera performed 5 instances in August and September on the PGA Tour Champions circuit for gamers 50 and older.