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Quincy Promes is reportedly detained by police in Dubai after a mid-season training camp there with Spartak Moscow.
The former Ajax star was detained at border control and was not allowed to travel with his teammates back to Russia.
Promes was sentenced in February to six years in prison for his role in smuggling more than 1,350 kilos of cocaine in January 2020.
The Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office was not aware of Promes’ arrest when it initially occurred, according to Telegraaf.
According to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Promes’ arrest by Dubai police is suspected in Russia to be related to his criminal conviction.
Quincy Promes is reportedly detained in Dubai after police prevented him from traveling back to Russia.
Promes was sentenced to six years in prison for involvement in cocaine smuggling in 2020
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However, this is not confirmed. Promes was charged last May for his alleged involvement in smuggling cocaine, which was intercepted in Antwerp in January 2020 in the form of two batches of 650 kg and 713 kg each.
The Public Ministry officially found Promes and a 32-year-old co-suspect guilty of importing, exporting, transporting and possessing the drug.
It is assumed that the cocaine was hidden in a shipment of sea salt from Brazil, from where the drug was transported in two containers to Antwerp.
According USThe former Ajax winger did not appear at the trial and, therefore, never made statements about the crimes he is accused of.
Other reports suggested the former Netherlands international feels “untouchable” as he avoided attending court hearings.
According to the Holland TimesProsecutors said: “He seems to think he is untouchable in Russia or abroad.”
It was also reported that prosecutors wanted to know “how such a successful footballer allowed himself to be drawn so deeply into crime.”
Dutch officials had initially requested a nine-year prison sentence for the Spartak Moscow striker when the case was filed last month.
Prosecutors recently said Promes “thinks he is untouchable” as he pursues his career in Russia, where he flaunts his lavish lifestyle on Instagram.
Dutch officials initially requested a nine-year prison sentence for the Spartak Moscow striker.
Quincy Promes, seen playing for Ajax in 2020, was also sentenced to 18 months in prison in June for stabbing his cousin.
In demanding the nine-year sentence, prosecutors argued that Promes “normalizes and almost romanticizes cocaine trafficking.”
Prosecutors claim Promes’ wealth meant he had money to invest and, as a result, was one rung higher on the organizational ladder.
In June, Promes was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stabbing his cousin.
The 31-year-old forward, who plays for the Russian club Spartak Moscow, was arrested in December 2020 for the incident that occurred in July of that year.
The court in the Netherlands found the assault charges against Promes proven, but concluded that there was no attempted murder or manslaughter, according to ESPN.
The stabbing, in the leg, occurred at a family party at a warehouse in Abcoude after Promes argued over a stolen necklace.
At the time he was playing in the Netherlands for Ajax, but moved to Spartak in February 2021.