Australian cricket star charged over drug supply plot
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Former Australian star cricketer Stuart MacGill has been charged over his alleged role in a large cocaine supply plot.

On Tuesday, police arrested the 52-year-old, who played 44 Test matches for Australia.

As a result of MacGill’s alleged abduction and beating in 2021, their investigation was sparked.

As of yet, the former spinner has not entered a plea, but he has previously denied supplying drugs.

After telling police he had been confronted and forced into a car in the Cremorne suburb of Sydney in April 2021, MacGill made global headlines.

After being taken to a remote site on the outskirts of the city, he says he was assaulted and threatened at gunpoint, before being transported to a third location and released.

In the alleged incident, MacGill sustained minor injuries but did not require medical attention.

The police at the time described him as a “purely” victim of the alleged abduction. MacGill said he had committed no wrongdoing in an interview following the alleged abduction.

In connection with the incident, six people have been charged, including his then-partner’s brother.

However, after a two-year investigation, police have now charged MacGill with participating in the supply of a large commercial quantity of an illegal drug.

Over $300,000 of cocaine is alleged to have been involved in the alleged deal, according to local media reports.

The court will hear MacGill’s appeal on 26 October. He has been released on bail.

Between 1998 and 2008, MacGill was ranked second in the world behind team-mate Shane Warne as a spinner for the national team.