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A former Real Madrid player is facing charges relating to drug crimes

The intergovernmental police organisation has added one of the club’s ex-players to the wanted-list on their website.

Freddy Rincon earned 84 caps for Colombia,
Freddy Rincon earned 84 caps for Colombia,

Updated at 13.14

FORMER REAL MADRID midfielder Freddy Rincon is wanted by Interpol for charges relating to drug crimes in Panama.

The International Criminal Police Organisation has revealed they are pursuing the 48-year-old in co-ordination with the judicial authorities of Panama in a bid to arrest him over two alleged offences.

The charges provided by Panaman authorities are:

1) money laundering

2) criminal conspiracy relating to drugs

The ex-Colombia star has responded to the news by releasing a statement claiming authorities have no evidence to back up the charges.

“Panama do not have any evidence against me. That is also the reason why the Brazilian authorities closed their case against me,” Rincon told Semana in a reaction.

Rincon wore the Real Madrid jersey in 1995-96, while also representing clubs such as America de Cali, Napoli, Palmeiras, Corinthians, Santos and Cruzeiro throughout his career.

He enjoyed his biggest success at club level with Corinthians, guiding them to Club World Cup glory in 2000.

The former midfielder made 84 appearances for Colombia, scoring 17 goals in the process. He played at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 World Cups with the Colombian national side.

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