In an operation conducted after collaboration with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Brazilian police arrested members of a group allegedly implicated in a large scheme of smuggling people into the US.
Neymar's representatives have not replied to a request for comment, but his father and agent Neymar dos Santos denied any wrongdoing by the player in a television interview.
Brazilians are angered and holding protests in Rio de Janeiro against a government plan to put limits on public spending.
The US swimming star Lochte may be summoned to testify before Brazil's Justice Department and risks a jail sentence
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