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Heavyweight boxer arrested for ‘trafficking 22 TONS of cocaine worth $1BILLION into US’

GORAN GOGIC has been charged with trafficking over $1billion worth of cocaine via the United States of America.

The Montenegrin former boxer was arrested while trying to board a flight from Miami to Zurich on Sunday night.

Goran Gogic boxed professionally between 2001 and 2012
The 2019 drugs bust was one of the biggest in US history

Gogic, 43, was indicted by a grand jury in New York after one of the biggest drug busts in US history.

He has been charged with three counts of breaching the Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act – as well as a further count of conspiracy.

The four counts each carry with them a minimum 10-year jail term.

And Gogic could even receive a life sentence after being charged with trafficking over 22 tons worth of cocaine from commercial cargo ships in Philadelphia three years ago.

The prosecution claimed that the cocaine was transported from Europe to Colombia via US ports.

It is also alleged that Gogic looked after logistics of the scheme – coordinating with all sides on behalf of his cartels back in Europe.

Following Gogic’s arrest and indictment, US attorney Breon Pearce said: “The arrest and indictment of Gogic, a former boxer allegedly responsible for trafficking a staggering amount of cocaine, more than 20 tons, which he attempted to move through US ports, is a resounding victory for law enforcement.

“The meticulous planning by the defendant and his co-conspirators failed to take into account the federal agents whose hard work resulted in this body blow to the organisation and individuals responsible for distributing massive quantities of cocaine.”


DEA Special Agent-in-Charge Frank Tarantino III added: “A billion dollars’ (£870million) worth of cocaine seized was a heavy hit for Gogic’s criminal network, but nothing heavier than his arrest last night.

“As evident in this case, criminal organisations will go to various extremes to make a profit off the sale of poison.

“Due to the hard work by local, state and federal law enforcement, 20 tons of poison was intercepted en route from Colombia to Europe.

“Gogic’s arrest underscores law enforcement’s commitment to bringing to justice those responsible for causing the most harm to our communities.”

Gogic boxed professionally 27 times as a heavyweight between 2001 and 2012.

He hung up his gloves with a record of 21 wins, four defeats and two draws.

The former fighter last took to the ring in July 2012, when he defeated little-known 2-17 Romanian Liviu Ungureanu in Germany.

Over 22 tons of cocaine was seized

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