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Ángel Di Maria’s household receives loss of life menace in Argentina

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Argentine police and prosecutors are investigating an nameless loss of life menace to soccer star Ángel Di Maria delivered in his hometown of Rosario early Monday.

Staffers of the Funes Hills Miraflores condominium the place the World Cup winner normally stays within the area, stated they discovered a package deal containing a loss of life menace to Di Maria’s household if he returned to play for one of many metropolis golf equipment.

The 36-year-old winger at Benfica in Portugal stated lately he may play once more for his boyhood membership Rosario Central. He’s at present in the US touring with Argentina.

“That type of menace brings numerous social commotion and that’s their intention — to make the inhabitants scared, hit public figures,” Esteban Santantino, who works in safety for the native authorities, informed broadcaster Todo Noticias.

Rosario has been rocked by waves of violence between rival drug dealing teams. The town murder price is 22 per 100,000 residents, far above Argentina’s common of 4.2 per 100,000.

The town is the positioning of one of many world’s largest agro-port hubs and has seen an intense enhance in violence by drug trafficking teams, with Rosario — in keeping with consultants — a possible outlet for unlawful medicine to different nations.

The violence in Rosario affected one other World Cup winner a 12 months in the past. Unidentified gunmen shot at a grocery store owned by a relative of Lionel Messi‘s. Additionally they left a message that learn: “Messi, we’re ready for you.”

The Argentine authorities stated final week it should ship a invoice to Congress to permit the armed forces to intervene in inside safety operations to combat drug trafficking and crime in Rosario.

Data from Reuters and The Related Press was used on this story.