Mexican crooner Juan Gabriel has been arrested in northern Mexico for alleged income tax evasion, forcing him to delay a scheduled concert.

The QUERIDA singer, 55, was taken into police custody on Wednesday night (22JUN05) upon his arrival at the Ciudad Juarez airport in Chihuahua state.

Authorities have accused Juarez of failing to report 4.1 million pesos ($380,000/GBP211,000) in income.

The singer was released on bail in the early hours of Thursday (23JUN05) and rushed to perform for his fans at the Poliforo Juan Gabriel venue at 2:30am - seven hours after the gig was supposed to begin.

24/06/2005 08:35