Quincy Promes

Quincy Promes detained in Dubai on a Dutch request for cocaine trafficking

Quincy Promes, a Spartak Moscow forward, was detained in Dubai at the request of the Netherlands, where he was sentenced to six years in prison in absentia for narcotics trafficking last month, Dutch prosecutors announced late Wednesday.

The Netherlands will request the extradition of the 32-year-old former Dutch international, according to prosecutors. Promes did not attend court sessions in his case in Amsterdam and is not likely to return to the Netherlands in the near future.

Prosecutors said Promes, who has 50 caps for the Netherlands, was apprehended following a red notice, which is a worldwide appeal to law enforcement to find and temporarily detain a suspect pending extradition.

According to several media accounts, the arrested man was staying in a premium hotel in Dubai. However, he has been apprehended thanks to the efforts of officials in both nations. To prevent disrupting the ongoing investigation, no additional information can be provided at this time.

Last month, the Amsterdam court ruled that Promes was directly involved in the shipment of 1,360kg of cocaine from Brazil to the Netherlands via the port of Antwerp, Belgium, in two shipments in 2020.

In another Dutch court case, the former Ajax and Sevilla attacker was sentenced in absentia to 18 months in prison for assault in 2020, following a confrontation in which he stabbed a cousin in the knee. Promes has rejected all charges and has initiated an appeal in both cases.

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