Sports

Actions

Olympic Australian swimmer arrested, allegedly ran drug syndicate Sydney police say

Scott Miller Australia swimmer drug arrest
Posted at 9:27 AM, Feb 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 10:27:18-05

SYDNEY — Former Olympic swimmer Scott Miller is in custody and charged with drug trafficking after Australian police seized methamphetamine valued at 2 million Australian dollars ($1.6 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, at their Sydney homes after finding methamphetamine concealed in eight candles.

"For all intents and purposes, they looked like regular candles but they weren't laced with fragrance, they were laced with death and misery," Detective John Watson said, according to Australia's 9News.

The two men were allegedly distributing drugs from Sydney that were bound for regional New South Wales state.

"Police will allege in court that the man (Miller) was directing the activities of a criminal syndicate involved in the supply of ‘ice’ across" New South Wales, reads a police statement on the arrests.

Miller won a silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.