FOOTBALL hero Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother was caught flouting the law carrying €55,000 in her hand luggage as she tried to leave Spain.

State laws on money laundering dictate that €10,000 is the maximum that can be taken out of Spain undeclared.

Dolores Aveiro, 60, had not filled in the declaration forms for her cargo and was held by civil guards while the money was confiscated in Barajas airport last month.

She then flew to Portugal carrying €10,000.

In order to reclaim the remaining €45,000 of her loot, Aveiro will have to pay a fine of at least €600.