Australian cricket star charged over drug supply plot

Former Australian star cricketer Stuart MacGill has been charged over his alleged function in a big cocaine provide plot.

Police arrested the 52-year-old, who performed 44 Check matches for Australia, in Sydney on Tuesday.

Their investigation was sparked when MacGill was allegedly kidnapped and overwhelmed in 2021.

The previous spinner is but to enter a plea however has beforehand denied being concerned in supplying medication.

MacGill made international headlines in April 2021 after telling police he was confronted and compelled right into a automobile within the Sydney suburb of Cremorne.

He was allegedly pushed to a distant web site on town’s outskirts, the place he says he was assaulted and threatened at gunpoint, earlier than being pushed to a 3rd location and launched.

MacGill sustained minor accidents within the alleged incident however didn’t require medical care.

In an interview following the alleged abduction, MacGill stated “I’ve achieved nothing improper” and police on the time stated he was “purely” a sufferer.

Six folks – together with his then-partner’s brother – have been charged over the incident.

However after a two-year probe, police have now additionally charged MacGill with participating within the provide of a giant business amount of a prohibited drug.

Native media have reported the alleged deal concerned greater than $300,000 of cocaine.

MacGill has been launched on bail and can return to court docket on 26 October.

At one level ranked the world’s second-best bowler, behind his team-mate Shane Warne, MacGill was a spinner for the nationwide staff between 1998 and 2008.

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