Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo's yacht was boarded and searched by armed tax agency officers off the Spanish coast while he was enjoying his summer vacation with his family on Wednesday. The 4 time Ballon dór winner's yacht was seized while the Portuguese was on vacation with his family. After Portugal being knocked out by Chile in the Confederations Cup 2017, the Portugal skipper headed for a vacation towards the Mediterranean islands.
Media reports had suggestively released images in which three fully-equipped tax enforcement officers inspected the luxury vessel, which the Portuguese player had rented for himself and several family members, reports Efe.
According to the publication, Ronaldo had just returned from eating lunch at a restaurant on the Mediterranean island of Formentera.
Ronaldo has been beleaguered by tax authorities after he came under scrutiny for allegedly evading some 14.7 million euros ($16.5 million) in taxes between 2011-14.
Madrid's regional prosecutor accused Ronaldo of taking advantage of a corporate structure created in 2010 that served to conceal the megastar's income derived from his image rights.
Real Madrid are currently in Los Angeles for their Pre-season tour.
With IANS Inputs