On Tuesday, former Australian swimmer Scott Miller was taken in custody after being charged with drug trafficking in Australia.
As per reports, Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at 2 million Australian dollars ($1.6 million) possibly known to be dealing under his possession.
‘Police arrested 45-year-old Miller and a 47-year-old man, who has not been named, on Tuesday at their Sydney homes after finding methylamphetamine concealed in eight candles in January,’ a police statement said.
Doubts raise over Miller for being involved in criminal syndicate
As suspects mount over Miller, he is known to have been the director of a criminal syndicate, Police Detective Superintendent John Watson alleged.
“Others, it will be alleged, are working under his instruction,” Watson said.
As reports unfurl, the two men were allegedly distributing drugs from Sydney bound for regional New South Wales state.
“This was not a small operation,” Watson said. “They were well organized and well-financed.”
A silver medallist in the 100-meter butterfly at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, the 45-year-old was a team member in Australia’s 4 x 100-meter medley relay team who had also won a bronze medal in Atlanta.
The agile swimmer had also won a world championship gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly at Rio de Janeiro in 1995.