Levante defender Tono Garcia arrested on suspicion of extortion

He has been imprisoned without bail because he is considered a flight risk

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Levante defender Tono Garcia was arrested on Friday on suspicion of extortion and threats, along with six other people. He has been jailed without bail because he is considered a flight risk.

On Wednesdasy he renewed his contract with Levante until 2023 and he has played 17 games this season.

Levante defended their player.

“As judicial proceedings are subject to secrecy, the club, without any prejudice, will show our support to the player and his family,” the club said in a statement.

“We do not know the circumstances that led the investigating judge to take this action. The player deserves respect in this difficult moment and is presumed innocent until found guilty.

“The club will not make any further statements until there is more news about the cause of his arrest.”

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