Australian canoeist Nathan Baggaley (Nathan Baggaley) tried to smuggle about 130 million euros worth of cocaine and faced life imprisonment. He was found guilty. He was the winner of two silver medals in the 2004 Olympics and was also a 2005 Olympic Games winner. World champion in Zagreb.
His brothers Drew and Anthony Draper were arrested in 2018 after a fierce pursuit by the Australian Navy and Air Force at sea. They traveled for 11 hours to meet a foreign ship and pick up drugs. The BBC wrote that when they were spotted by a reconnaissance plane, the warship began to pursue them, and there was video showing that Drew threw cocaine into the sea when Drep tried to escape from the ship.
Nathan was not directly involved in the operation, but he purchased the boat used by his brother and his partner and equipped it with a satellite phone and navigation system.
Drew Baggaley and Draper shirk each other’s responsibilities before suing. Nathan said that he used the money Drew gave him to buy the ship and made sure He will use it to watch whales.
His fingerprints were found on a videotape trying to conceal the ship’s registration number.
In 2009, they were sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for distributing ecstasy, and now they are facing the threat of life imprisonment, which did not provide any support to the brothers.
Baggaley won two Olympic silver medals in Athens in 2004 and won three world championships in the 500m race. The last time was in Zagreb in 2005, when he also won the 1,000m race. bronze medal.