Football star detained for smuggling cocaine

Dutch international Quincy Promes has reportedly been detained at Dubai Airport after being sentenced to six years in prison for smuggling cocaine.

The Dutch footballer, 32, received jail time for helping to smuggle 1,363kg of the drug but has now allegedly landed himself in more hot water.

But the Spartak Moscow attacker had been avoiding jail by staying in Russia.

However, cops in the Middle East are now holding him after he allegedly went to a Dubai training camp with his club.

Various reports state that he was stopped at border control and was not allowed to travel with his team-mates back to Russia.

Last month, Promes was handed a six-year jail term for his involvement in smuggling over 1,350 kilos of cocaine in January 2020.

That was after the ex-Ajax winger was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stabbing his cousin back in June.

De Telegraaf are claiming that the Netherlands’ Public Prosecution Service was not aware of Promes’ detention when it initially happened.

They state that it is suspected in Russia that Dubai police holding Promes is connected to his criminal conviction.

However, they also add that it has not yet been confirmed by Middle East cops.

Now fresh reports in Russia have claimed that he had been kept in custody as he allegedly caused a traffic accident in Dubai and then fled the scene.

The Dutch Public Prosecution Service has now submitted a request for Promes’ extradition, according to Russian journalist Ivan Karpov.

Despite this arrest not being allegedly linked to his criminal convictions, this fresh report states that there is a chance that he could be extradited to his homeland.

It says that the Public Prosecution Service has submitted a request for this to happen and that the Netherlands has had a limited extradition treaty with that state for a number of years.