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Sport Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller arrested again in drug syndicate bust

01:51  17 february  2021
01:51  17 february  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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SYDNEY — Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was in custody on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at 2 million Australian dollars (.6 million) and accused him of directing a criminal syndicate . 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. Miller was the director of a criminal syndicate , Police Detective Superintendent John Watson alleged.

Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was one of two men arrested on Tuesday morning outside of Sydney as part of a million drug bust , authorities say. Miller and a 47-year old man were detained after methylamphetamine, with the street name “ice” or “crystal meth,” was found hidden in candles. In the 1990s, he tested positive for marijuana usage while he was still competing. He was arrested once in 2008 and charged with being part of a drug distribution syndicate , and again in 2013 for possession of methylphetamine. He was given a 6-month suspended sentence and instead spent

Former Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was arrested on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking and directing a criminal syndicate, according to The Associated Press.

Scott Miller swimming in a pool of water: Scott Miller, seen here at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, was arrested Tuesday and is alleged to have been running a drug syndicate. (AP/Hans Deryk) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Scott Miller, seen here at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, was arrested Tuesday and is alleged to have been running a drug syndicate. (AP/Hans Deryk)

Miller, 45, was arrested on Tuesday at his home in Sydney after police found methamphetamine concealed in eight candles last month, per the report. Another 47-year-old man, who has not been identified, was also arrested.

Miller, the police alleged, was the director of a criminal syndicate and believe that others “are working under his instruction.” They were allegedly distributing drugs meant for the state of New South Wales.

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AN ex- Australia Olympic swimmer has been arrested and charged with running a drug trafficking syndicate , police said. Scott Miller , 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids in Sydney suburbs on Tuesday. 3. A police spokesman described Miller as the head of a 'criminal syndicate ' that sold ice across New South Wales. Footage from New South Wales Police shows the dramatic moment cops broke into the apartment during the raid. Miller was seen slumped in a chair sitting topless and wearing jeans as cops raided the home.

Former Olympian Scott Miller was arrested at his Sydney home after police drug raids on Tuesday morning. Pic: Getty/AAP. Former Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has been arrested in connection to a massive drug bust in Sydney on Tuesday. Police conducted a number of dawn raids at Miller 's ex-wife Charlotte Dawson committed suicide a day after the swimmer 's 39th birthday in 2014, after which point he focused his efforts on helping others with drug addictions. Dawson's tragic death came less than a week after an interview of Miller 's that aired on Australian television, in which

“This was not a small operation,” detective John Watson said, via The Associated Press. “They were well organized and well financed.”

Police seized more than $1.5 million of meth in the candles. Officers also allegedly found one kilogram of heroin, cash, cell phones, documents and more, according to CNN.”

“For all intents and purposes, they looked like regular candles but they weren’t laced with fragrance,” Watson said, via Nine News. “They were laced with death and misery.”

Miller won two Olympic medals at the 1996 games in Atlanta, taking silver in the 100m butterfly and bronze in the 4x100m medley relay. He was also arrested in 2008 after police found a pill press and tablet counter at a storage facility, and then again in 2013 on different drug charges.

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Former Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has been arrested on drugs charges after police raided his home in a suburb of Sydney on Tuesday, reportedly investigating a haul worth .6 million that was concealed in candles. Officers allegedly found two kilograms of a substance believed to be heroin and ,000 in cash at Miller 's home, according to 9News. Police have launched an investigation into a suspected criminal syndicate which has allegedly been led by the former Olympian . The two men are expected to be charged shortly.

Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has been arrested at his waterfront home in Sydney's Inner West this morning, accused of being mastermind behind a criminal drug syndicate "intent on delivering misery and death" to communities in NSW. NSW Police drug and firearm squad arrested Miller at his Police will allege Miller was involved in the supply of more than million of the drug related ice concealed in candles. LIVE UPDATES: NSW reaches 30 days with no local virus cases. Police at the home of Olympic swimmer Scott Miller . (Nine/Today). "For all intents and purposes, they looked like

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