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Son of football legend Pele sentenced for drugs offences

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The son of Brazilian football legend Pele has been sentenced to 33 years in jail for laundering drug trafficking money.

Edinho admits he is an addict and bought drugs from a cartel, but denies working with them.

He is a retired footballer who played for Pele’s old club, Santos, in the 1990s.

He was first arrested in 2005 and has served a sentence for drug trafficking offences and links with a notorious drug dealer in the city of Santos.