Dutch Olympic athlete Madiea Ghafoor jailed for drug trafficking

Dutch Olympic competitor Madiea Ghafoor has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison after 2 million pounds ($2.58 million) worth of ecstasy tablets and crystal meth was found in the boot of her vehicle in Germany, DPA news office has revealed.

Ghafoor, 27, was halted at a fringe check-in Elten in June where 50kg of ecstasy, 2kg of crystal meth and 11,950 euros in real money were seized by police, the report said.

The competitor, who ran for the Netherlands in the 4x400m hand-off at the 2016 Olympic Games, argued not liable to the charges at Kleve District Court and said she thought she was conveying doping materials, the German news organization said.

The Dutch Athletics Union said it was stunned by the case and would research Ghafoor’s case concerning doping materials to find out who else may have been included.

“We are paralyzed by the judgment,” an announcement on the association’s site said. “With the decision of the German court, the Athletics Union rejects the activities of Ghafoor.

“The Athletics Union censures any utilization or exchange doping or medications and completely concedes to the Dutch doping law.

“The case has been moved to the Doping Authority to examine the degree to which the doping enactment has been disregarded.”

Ghafoor would not uncover who she was moving the medications for and said she dreaded for the wellbeing of her family, DPA said.

Related articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Share article

Latest articles

IPL 2020, RCB Vs Kings XI Punjab – 3 things that went wrong for RCB

Game 6, Royal Challengers Bangalore go against the Kings XI Punjab who has lost its first game to Delhi Capitals. Royal challengers...

IPL 2020, KKR Vs MI– 3 things that went wrong for Kolkata Knight Riders

Game 5, Kolkata knight riders have started their campaign of Indian Premier league against Mumbai Indians who has already lost its first...

IPL 2020 – 3 Talking Points of Chennai Super Kings and RR Match

Game 4 and it was again the same story of a team batting second failed to chase the target. After winning the...

IPL 2020 – 3 Reasons Why RCB Win Against Sun Risers Hyderdabad

Royal challengers Bangalore and Sun Risers Hyderabad have started their Campaigns of Indian Premier League in the 3rd match of the tournament....

IPL 2020 – 4 Reasons Why Delhi Capitals Win Against Kings XI Punjab

After the first match, the eyes were set on the second match of the cash-league between the two north teams. The early...


Subscribe to stay updated.