Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Federal police arrested two-time major championship winner Angel Cabrera on Friday in Brazil after he was wanted for alleged crimes he commited in Argentina.
Sources told CNN, Argentina's Clarin and Brazil's G1 of the arrest Friday. Cabrera will be held in Brazil until he can be extradited to Argentina to face charges for the crimes, which he allegedly committed from 2016 through 2020.
He faces charges of assault, theft, illegal intimidation and disrespect to authorities, which stem from separate alleged incidents. His arrest took place in Leblon, just south of Rio de Janeiro.
Cabrera's attorney, Miguel Gavier, told CNN that his client denies the charges.
"He is innocent in both cases and expects to be absolved based on the evidence that has been gathered," Gavier said.
Cabrera, 51, was on Interpol's red notice list. The international police organization issues red notices for fugitives wanted either for prosecution or to serve a sentence.
Interpol's website says that the notice serves as a request to law enforcement worldwide to locate and arrest a person pending "extradition, surrender or similar legal action."
Cabrera won the 2009 Masters Tournament and the 2007 U.S. Open. He competed five times in August and September on the PGA Tour Champions circuit, which is for players 50 and older.
He missed the cut at the 2019 Masters Tournament and did not compete in the 2020 edition of the tournament because he had wrist surgery.