Argentina: arrest ordered for 1 of Messi's brothers

Argentina: arrest ordered for 1 of Messi’s brothers


Buenos Aires,(AP/UNB) – A prosecutor in Argentina has ordered the arrest of one of Lionel Messi’s brothers.Authorities say that Matias Messi illegally carried a gun. The weapon was found inside a blood-stained boat after he crashed it in the Parana river. Prosecutor Jose Luis Caterina says Messi is being investigated and will eventually be detained for illegally possessing a firearm in “a suspicious context.”The 35-year-old is recovering from a fractured jaw and other injuries at a hospital in Argentina’s Santa Fe province.The prosecutor says that after the crash, the brother of the soccer star was helped by a local resident.Messi’s attorney, Ignacio Carbone, said that his client crashed into a sandbank and denied that he owns the gun.


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