Former Olympic Swimmer Scott Miller Charged With Running Drug Syndicate In Australia
On Tuesday, 1996 Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was taken into police custody and charged with drug trafficking after Australian officers seized methamphetamine valued at $AU 2 million (US$ 1.6 million). Miller was accused of directing a criminal syndicate, according to Police Detective Superintendent John Watson.
“Others, it will be alleged, are working under his instruction,” Watson said.
Along with Miller, police arrested a 47-year old man who has yet to be named. This other person was arrested at his Sydney home after police found methylamphetamine concealed in eight candles in January, according to a police statement.
“For all intents and purposes, they looked like regular candles, but they weren’t laced with fragrance, they were laced with death and misery,” said Detective Watson, according to Nine News.
The 45-year old Miller’s arrest is part of a larger investigation. Earlier this year, New South Wales authorities looked into a criminal syndicate involved with the supply of illegal drugs, mostly meth, across the state, according to a police statement.
Miller had won a silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. He was also a member of the Australian 4 x 100-meter medley relay team in Atlanta, which won bronze. Additionally, he also won a world championship gold medal in the 100-meter butterfly at Rio de Janeiro in 1995.
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