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The News Minute | November 19, 2014 | 6:55 am IST

Football legend Pele's 44 year old son Edson Cholbi do Nascimento has been arrested after he lost an appeal in a money laundering case.

Edinho as he is known was sentenced earlier this year to 33 years imprisonment for money laundering. The money is claimed to have been raised from drug trafficking

A local court in Brazil ordered his arrest. This decision can now be appealed against, in a higher court.

Pele's office has said he will react only later to the incident.

Associated Press reports that Edinho has in the past, denied all allegations against him, but had admitted to using drugs after he quit his professional career.

Edinho has had a history with football and he played goalkeeper in the 90's for the Santos team, Pele's old team.

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