Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill is facing charges related to his alleged involvement in a drug deal. He has been charged in connection with a cocaine deal that led to his alleged kidnapping, as per reports by the Australian media. Stuart MacGill was arrested earlier this week on Tuesday and has been released on bail.
As per the reports, the former Australian cricketer took part in a $330,000 cocaine deal in 2019 involving two more people. In April 2023, he was kidnapped, beaten and left stranded. He recalls the incident as a horrific moment in his life. The police alleged that the kidnapping was related to the deal MacGill facilitated a few years back. Six people were arrested following the incident.
New South Wales police release statement after Stuart MacGill’s arrest
The New South Wales (NSW) police have launched an investigation into the alleged drug supply operation. They also released a statement after Stuart MacGill’s arrest. They stated that the 52-year-old man arrested knowingly took part in a drug lead. It also added that bail was strict conditional bail.
“In April 2021, detectives attached to State Crime Command’s Robbery & Serious Crime Squad commenced an investigation into drug supply arising out of the alleged kidnapping of a man on Sydney’s Lower North Shore in April 2021,” the New South Wales police stated in a statement.
“Following extensive inquiries, at about 6 pm on Tuesday 12 September 2023, strike force detectives arrested a 52-year-old man at Chatswood Police Station, where he was charged with knowingly taking part in supplying a prohibited drug of large commercial quantity. He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Manly Local Court on Thursday, 26 October 2023,” the statement added.
Stuart MacGill made his debut for Australia in 1998 against South Africa in a Test match. He has represented the country in 44 Test and three ODI matches between 1998 and 2008. He announced his retirement from international cricket in 2008 during Australia’s tour of the West Indies.