Former Australian international cricketer Stuart McGill has been charged over his alleged role in a conspiracy to supply cocaine.
The leg-spinner, who played 44 Test matches and three one-day internationals for Australia between 1998 and 2008, was arrested in Sydney on Tuesday following a police investigation that followed the 52-year-old’s alleged kidnapping in 2021.
McGill was allegedly taken to the outskirts of the city, where he says he was assaulted and threatened at gunpoint, before being taken to a third location and released.
He was released an hour after his capture, and no ransom was paid for his release.
Six people, including his then-partner’s brother, have been charged in connection with the incident, with police initially saying McGill was a “pure” victim.
But after an investigation lasting more than two years, McGill was charged for allegedly participating in the supply of cocaine.
MacGill has not yet entered a plea, but has previously denied being involved in supplying drugs.
Local media reported that the alleged deal included more than $300,000 worth of cocaine.
McGill was released on bail and will return to court on October 26.