SYDNEY – Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller was arrested on Tuesday and charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized AU $ 2 million ($ 1.6 million) of methamphetamine and accused him of running a union. criminal.
Police arrested Miller, 45, and a 47-year-old man, who has not been identified, on Tuesday at their Sydney homes after finding methamphetamine hidden in eight candles in January, a police statement said.
Miller was the director of a criminal syndicate, alleged Police Detective Superintendent John Watson.
“Others, it will be alleged, are working under his instructions,” Watson said.
The two men were allegedly distributing drugs from Sydney bound for the regional state of New South Wales.
“This was not a small operation,” Watson said. “They were well organized and well funded.”
Miller won a silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. He was also a member of the Australian 4×100-meter mixed relay team in Atlanta that won bronze.
He also won a gold medal in the world championship in the 100-meter butterfly in Rio de Janeiro in 1995.