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On Thursday (14), federal police arrested 51-year-old golfer Angel Cabrera in Rio de Janeiro. “El Peto”, as it is also known, is on Interpol’s Red Diffusion list. He is accused of assaulting and threatening two former women. One of them, Cecilia Torres, says she was punched in the face and received death threats. Apart from these allegations, the player is also responsible for the offenses of theft and disobedience, between 2016, 2018 and 2020.
Before arriving in Brazil on 31 December, Cabrera passed through the United States where she would have competed in a competition. According to the Argentine newspaper Clarin, he left the US country at the end of his tourist visa. With the Golf Club, he told the federal police that he was in Rio for a sports program. He was detained in an apartment in the LeBlon neighborhood of South Zone in Marvelous City. The arrest warrant was prepared by Interpol’s National Central Office in Brasilia and issued by the Federal Supreme Court. Argentina will be sent to the Fluminense prison system in Benfica where it awaits extradition.
In golf, Angel Cabrera won the US Open tournament in 2007, with the legend of the United States playing Tiger Woods. Two years later, he won the Masters and became the first South American to win two traditional competitions.