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Canoe champion carrying drugs by boat arrested

Nathan Baggaley, three-time world champion in the 1500 meter sprint canoe competition, was arrested for carrying drugs by boat.

Australian kayak champion Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru Baggaley were found guilty of trying to smuggle 650kg of cocaine to Australia by boat.

Nathan Baggaley, three-time world champion and two-time silver Olympic medalist in the sprint canoe event.

In May 2018 Nathan purchased a RHIB for about $ 80,000. On July 31st, his brother, Canoe champion Nathan Baggaley, his brother and a third person met with RHIB on a ship off Queensland. The crew, who took 650 kilograms of cocaine from the staff on board, started bringing the drugs to another ship.

The meeting was spotted by the Australian authorities and a team of the Royal Australian Navy took action. Nathan Baggaley’s brother Dru threw the cocaine into the sea while fleeing from the authorities.

Queensland Marine Police boat caught the boat carrying drugs as it approached the shore. Meanwhile, the navy team removed about 600 kilograms of drugs from the sea.

World canoeing champion Nathan Baggaley and his brother Dru Baggaley were arrested after being convicted of aiding drug trafficking.

Nathan Baggaley, who denied the charges at the trial, told investigators that he bought the boat to start a whale watching business with his brother.

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