Everything seemed to be going well when the plane in which Ronaldinho and his brother, the greatest football star of an era, landed in Asuncion, the capital of Paraguay. At the time of passport control, the documents of Ronaldinho and his brother turned out to be fake.
Brazilian brothers have been arrested for carrying false passports and brought to justice. Ronaldinho, named the best footballer in the world in 2004 and 2005, and his brother were detained in Paraguay.
The calendars showed August 2020, when the days of imprisonment, which had been spent for one month in prison and four months in a luxurious house, ended.
After negotiating with the prosecutor, Ronaldinho agreed to pay a $200,000 fine and was able to return to Brazil with his older brother.
The name that made the deal with Ronaldinho was the well-known prosecutor Marcelo Pecci in his country. Prosecutor Pecci has made a name for himself with his corruption and mafia cases. His cases also involved drug cartels, money laundering and terrorist financing.
HONEYMOON AT PARADISE ISLAND
Prosecutor Marcelo Pecci married his girlfriend Claudia Aguilera on April 30 in a church in Asuncion. Unicanal, TV personality Aguilera’s channel, reported the marriage to its audience in its newscast.
The 3-minute, 52-second video, taken during the wedding ceremony and celebrations in the church, was shared on journalist Claudia Aguilera’s Instagram account on May 5.
A day later, Claudia Aguilera shared photos taken with her husband, this time on the street and on the beach. The couple had chosen another South American country, Colombia, for their honeymoon.
Pecci and Aguilera, who flew to Cartagena in northern Colombia, traveled to the tourist island of Baru after visiting the city. The couple, who started their vacation on the idyllic island of Baru, shared photos this time sunbathing by the ocean.
HOURS AGO IT WAS PREGNANCY
The sun was setting behind the couple smiling together for the camera on Monday, and journalist Claudia Aguilera captioned the photo, “Last sunset in Baru but there will be millions more together.”
In the post a few hours later, there was a couple and baby booties cuddling on the beach. Aguilera captioned the photo with the caption, “The greatest wedding gift. Life surrounds you with the greatest token of love.”
The couple, who announced they were expecting a baby, continued their vacation where they left off and started sunbathing on the beach at the Decameron Barú hotel where they were staying.
WITHOUT A SINGLE word they opened fire
A few minutes later, Marcelo Pecci and his journalist wife Claudia Aguilera, sunbathing on the beach of the paradise island, saw a jet skin approaching them.
The jet ski carrying the two men docked on the hotel’s private beach, with one of them landing quietly on the sand. Without saying a word, the prosecutor fired two shots at Marcelo.
Speaking to Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, Claudia Aguilera informed that one of the bullets hit her husband in the face and the other was stuck in his back.
Prosecutor Pecci, who fell on the sand, died at the scene. Rifle bullets fired at a beach in Baru shocked all of South America.
The Americans are also on the scene
Paraguayan leader Mario Abdo Benitez described the attack as a “despicable murder”, writing in a Twitter post that Pecci’s murder shocked all Paraguayans.
Prosecutor Augusto Salas, a colleague of Pecci, told the AFP news agency that the murder looked like a characteristic mafia attack.
To investigate the murder, Colombian police chief General Jorge Luis Vargas and Paraguayan teams flew to Baru Island. General Vargas informed that the American authorities will also participate in the investigation.
The assailants, who killed prosecutor Pecci, fled the scene on a jet ski upon arrival and have yet to be caught. Claudia Aguilera, who lost her husband hours after announcing she was pregnant, said they had received no threats.
LUXURY VEHICLES, PLANES AND APPROVED HOMES
Pecci, 45, and his team undertook the largest drug investigation in Paraguay’s history in February. During the operation, luxury vehicles, planes and homes were confiscated.
Paraguayan officials said US agents also helped the largest money laundering operation in the country’s history, which took 27 months to prepare. After the capture of three ships loaded with cocaine in Belgium and the Netherlands, the button was pressed for the operation in question.
CARTEL TRANSIT COUNTRY: PARAGUAY
Paraguay, one of the two non-oceanic countries in South America, is one of the main transit countries for drug trafficking. In recent years, drug cartels in Brazil have been smuggling the drugs they produce to neighboring Paraguay and shipping them from there to Europe. Dozens of tons of drugs have been seized in recent years, transported from Paraguay to Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.