Stuart MacGill charged over alleged role in cocaine supply

Stuart MacGill
Stuart MacGill picked up 208 wickets from 44 Tests. File photo: AFP/Willaim West

Sydney: Former Australian leg-spinner Stuart MacGill has been charged over his alleged role in a large cocaine supply following a police investigation into an earlier alleged kidnapping.

Police arrested the 52-year-old at Chatswood Police Station on Tuesday night and charged him with knowingly taking part in the supply of a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, ABC News reported.

The investigation began after MacGill was allegedly kidnapped by a group of men.

MacGill made headlines in April, 2021, after filing a complaint telling police he was confronted and forced into a car in the Sydney suburb of Cremorne and taken to Bringelly. He had told police that he was continuously beaten on the head leaving him concussed, and tried to extort money from him before dropping him at Belmore after an hour later.

Six men including his then-partner's brother have been charged over the alleged kidnapping, which took place on Sydney's lower north shore.

However, MacGill was granted strict conditional bail to face Manly Local Court on October 26.

The former leggie played for Australia between 1998 and 2008, picking up 208 wickets from 44 Tests. He also featured in three One-Day Internationals.

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