Golf champion Ángel 'Pato' Cabrera, one of the most successful Latin Americans to ever play the sport, was extradited Tuesday from Brazil to his native Argentina to face domestic violence accusations brought by several women.
Cabrera, who won the 2007 US Open and 2009 Masters, was arrested in Rio de Janeiro in January at Argentina's request, accused of violence against his partner, an ex-partner and his ex-wife.
Cabrera, 51, and another Argentine citizen, 42, who faces femicide charges, were handed over to Argentine authorities at a border bridge in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, Brazilian federal police said.
"The prisoners spent the night guarded at the Federal Police Station in Foz do Iguaçu until they were handed over to the Argentine authorities on Tuesday, June 8, at the Tancredo Neves bridge on the border with the [Argentine] city of Puerto Iguazu," said a police statement.
The statement did not identify them, but a source close to the investigation told AFP one of the men was Cabrera.
A Brazilian court authorised Cabrera's extradition in May. He has denied wrongdoing.
The Consulate General of Argentina in Rio de Janeiro attended the entire extradition procedure and provided assistance during the athlete's imprisonment.