Final we noticed heavyweight boxer Goran Gogic, pictured above throughout his 2006 loss to Pedro Carrion, he was strolling away from the game regardless of successful his final skilled bout, when he knocked out Liviu Ungureanu in July of 2012.
It has been some time since we’ve got heard from him, to say the least.
Now, nonetheless, Gogic is again within the information, and for all of the unsuitable causes.
The previous boxer was arrested on Sunday night time at Miami Worldwide Airport whereas making an attempt to board a flight to Switzerland. The costs? In line with a press launch from the US Division of Justice, Gogic faces prices of “maritime narcotrafficking.” Merely put, in keeping with the DOJ Gogic is alleged to have used industrial container ships to move over $1 billion value of cocaine from Columbia to Europe, by way of the US.
In line with the DOJ, over 20 tons — sure 20 tons — of cocaine have been seized between Could of 2018 and July of 2019. For instance, in February of 2019 1,437 kilograms of cocaine have been seized from the MSC Carlotta on the Port of New York and New Jersey. In June of 2019, roughly 17,956 kilograms — 39,586 kilos — was seized from the MSC Gayane on the Port of Philadelphia. This seizure was one of many largest in United States historical past.
Because of this helpful web site themeasureofthings.com, we all know that 39,000 kilos is about two TIMES as heavy as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. it’s also one-tenth as heavy because the Statue of Liberty, and one-fourth as heavy because the Area Shuttle.
Right here is how the conspiracy labored, in keeping with the DOJ:
Members of the conspiracy loaded the industrial cargo ships at night time close to the coast and ports, working with crewmembers who would hoist a great deal of cocaine from speedboats that approached the ships at a number of factors alongside their route. To bodily load the cocaine aboard, they used the ship’s cranes in addition to nets. As soon as the cocaine was onboard, the crewmembers would disguise it inside particular delivery containers that they knew had enough room to hide the massive portions of cocaine and for which they’d duplicate counterfeit seals. They chose the precise containers for use to hide the cocaine based mostly, partly, on the containers’ location and orientation, and route and vacation spot on board the vessel. This complicated operation relied on having to entry to every ship’s crew, route, manifest, real-time positioning and geolocation information and a data of what respectable cargo is contained in every container. The conspiracy used a unique set of staff with entry to the ports in Europe to clandestinely entry and take away the cocaine from the delivery containers upon their arrival.
Breon Peace, the US Lawyer for the Jap District of New York, stated this relating to Gogic’s involvement: “Gogic, as alleged, is a serious drug trafficker who, alongside along with his prison associates, is chargeable for overseeing long-range narcotics transportation on container ships in addition to the wholesale distribution of cocaine all through Europe.”
Wayne A. Jacobs, the Particular Agent in Cost of the FBI Washington Discipline Workplace’s Prison/Cyber division, added this relating to the previous boxer: “Gogic allegedly conspired with drug suppliers, ships’ crewmembers, and port staff to site visitors huge portions of cocaine by means of the U.S. to Europe by way of industrial cargo ships.”
Gogic appeared in a United States Justice of the Peace Courtroom on Tuesday, and is going through three counts of violating the federal Maritime Drug Legislation Enforcement Act, and one rely of conspiracy to violate the identical Act. Every rely, in keeping with the DOJ, carries at the very least a ten-year jail time period and a attainable life sentence.
As famous by the DOJ, “The costs within the indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed harmless until and till confirmed responsible.”