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Former Real Madrid player avoids drugs-related arrest

Former Real Madrid and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincón will escape arrest by Colombian police over drug-related charges

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Former Real Madrid and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincón will escape arrest by Colombian police over drug-related charges he faced in Panama, because of a lack of an extradition treaty between the two countries, British daily The Guardian reported.

Jorge Rodrigues, director of Judicial Police and Criminal Investigations said: “The Interpol circular is for a preventive detention pending extradition. So if we can’t extradite Colombians to Panama and if there are no warrants out for him here then we can’t arrest him.”

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An arrest warrant was issued for the former player on charges alleged to have been committed in Panama for money laundering and criminal conspiracy relating to drugs offences by Interpol, the report added.

It is claimed that Colombian drug lord Pablo Rayo Montano is affiliated to Rincón’s business and property interests in Panama, according to media reports.