Spartak Moscow's Dutch international striker Quincy Promes has a heck of a reputation... in the corridors of the courts. Already tried in the Netherlands for stabbing a cousin, the 31-year-old is now also being prosecuted for importing cocaine, the prosecutor's office said Tuesday. He is accused, alongside another 31-year-old Dutchman, of having imported in January 2020 "several hundred kilos" of cocaine, including via the port of Antwerp, Belgium, said the public prosecutor.
Quincy Promes, born in Amsterdam, was playing for Ajax at the material time. He returned in early 2021 to Spartak Moscow, where he had already played four seasons from 2014 to 2018. He played the Euro in June 2021 with the Oranje, with substitute status, but has not been selected since.
A stab wound to his cousin
The former Ajax player and Oranje international was already suspected of involvement in drug trafficking and participation in a criminal organization. The preliminary hearing is being held on Monday, according to local media. The player will not be present due to contractual obligations with his club, Dutch news agency ANP reported.
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In another case, the Dutch prosecution requested in March two years in prison against Quincy Promes accused of stabbing a cousin during a dispute in July 2020. The footballer was initially charged with attempted homicide but based on several testimonies, the prosecutor's office concluded that there was no evidence to establish that his purpose was to kill the victim.