Calling it “an act of international cooperation,” Assam State Police announced on Twitter on Saturday that the watch of the star who had disappeared from his Dubai residence was found during a raid on Sibsagar in the ‘Assam.
Following information received from the Dubai Police Force, which claimed that a raid had been carried out and the limited edition watch had been recovered from the suspect’s residence, Assam Police Director General Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, said in a statement Tweeter
On Saturday. Mahanta tweeted a photo with more details about the suspect.
The suspect worked as a security guard for a company that stored the belongings of the late football player, Mahanta said. A few days after taking office, the suspect reportedly asked his employer for permission to return to India to treat his father’s illness.
The Hublot heritage watch bears the football legend’s initials, his famous number 10 jersey and logo imprinted on it, according to CNN affiliate’s News-18 report.
“Legal measures are being followed up,” Assam State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said in a statement. Tweeter
on the raid and recovery of Maradona’s luxury watch.
Maradona died in November 2020 from heart failure at the age of 60. The Argentine star led his country to victory at the 1986 World Cup, but then struggled with alcoholism and drug addiction. Personalities from the sports world and beyond have paid tribute to Maradona after his death, with Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo calling him “an eternal genius”.