Retired Heavyweight Boxer Charged With Trafficking 22 Tons Of Cocaine
He had his last bout in 2012.
A retired heavyweight boxer is being charged with trafficking a large quantity of cocaine.
Goran Gogic, 43, is reportedly facing three counts of violating the federal Maritime Drug Law Enforcement Act and one count of conspiracy. He allegedly trafficked 22 tons of cocaine that had a street value worth of over $1 billion.
He was arrested on Sunday night at Miami International Airport while reportedly trying to board a flight to Zurich. He was previously indicted by a grand jury in New York.
But the reported charges stem from 2019 when 22 tons of cocaine from three commercial cargo ships were taken while docked at Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Marine Terminal.
Court papers added that Gogic oversaw logistics and coordinated with crew members who were Colombian traffickers and European dockworkers.
Gogic went pro in 2001 and fought his last bout in 2012.
He mainly fought in Germany and finished with a record of 21-4 with 14 wins by knockout.
Between 2007 and 2011, he took a break, eventually resuming with a four-fight winning streak, but then officially hung up his gloves.
Each charge that Gogic faces carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10-years in prison with a possible life sentence.