Saturday, 22 July, 2017

Ronaldo's holiday yacht raided by Spanish Customs

12 Jul 2017, 23:47 ( 9 days ago) | updated: 12 Jul 2017, 23:51 ( 9 days ago)

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Cristiano Ronaldo. File Photo Xinhua.

Members of the Spanish Customs Tax Agency (Agencia Tributaria Aduanera) carried out a search lasting for around an hour and a half on Cristiano Ronaldo's holiday yacht, according to reports in the Spanish media on Wednesday.

The magazine Hola reports that three armed Customs Tax Agency agents carried out the search on the boat 'aYa London' which the Real Madrid player has rented for part of his holidays.

The search took place after Ronaldo, who was accompanied by family and friends, had returned to the boat after enjoying lunch at a restaurant on the island of Formentera, which is the smallest of the Balearic Islands.

The agents travelled from a Customs boat to Ronaldo's in a rubber launch to carry out the inspection with the player remaining below decks for the duration of the search.

Ronaldo will appear in court in Madrid on July 31st to answer charges of tax fraud amounting to 14.7 million euros and could face a prison sentence if found guilty.