Soccer star Diego Maradona was released on $20,000 bail after he was held for 30 hours on charges of consumption and possession of an illegal drug.

Maradona and two friends were arrested in a second-floor apartment in Buenos Aires Friday afternoon by federal narcotics police armed with a search warrant. The three were charged with cocaine possession and consumption after a day and a night of interrogations by Judge Amelia Berraz de Vidal.