Feb. 16—SYDNEY — Australian Olympic swimmer Scott Miller has been arrested over the alleged supply of more than 2 million Australian dollars’ (1.5 million US dollars’) worth of methamphetamine concealed in candles, local media reported on Tuesday.
Detective superintendent John Watson of New South Wales Police said that a 45-year-old and a 47-year-old man were arrested in Sydney on Tuesday morning and that they will be charged with supplying large commercial quantities of methamphetamine, commonly known as ice or meth.
Watson did not name the two men, but Australian media reported that the 45-year-old is Miller, a swimmer who won a silver and a bronze medal for Australia in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia.
“It will be alleged that this particular syndicate was intent on distributing drugs from Sydney but bound for regional New South Wales. They were concealing the drugs in candles,” Watson said, adding that there were eight candles each carrying about half a kilogram of meth.
Watson told journalists that the 45-year-old is alleged to be the head of the syndicate.
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