Former Australian cricket star Stuart MacGill has been released on bail after being accused of his alleged involvement in a cocaine deal worth more than $300,000.
The Robbery and Serious Crime Squad arrested MacGill on Tuesday and laid charges against the 52-year-old before releasing the former spin bowler.
NSW Police said he had been charged with one count of involvement in the supply of a large commercial quantity of cocaine.
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MacGill will face Manly Local Court on October 26.
Police will allege MacGill facilitated a cocaine deal in 2019 where one person agreed to sell 1kg of the drug to another for $330,000.
As part of the alleged deal, police will also allege that MacGill was paid a $1,000 drug debt for his role in arranging the $330,000 deal.
MacGill made headlines in April 2021 when he was allegedly kidnapped, stripped and beaten by three masked assailants.
It was alleged he was forced into a car in Cremorne on Sydney’s north coast before being taken to a remote two-hectare property in Bringelly.
MacGill previously told police he was held in a shack and his would-be kidnappers threatened to cut off his fingers if he didn’t give them $150,000.
If MacGill is found guilty of his latest charges, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Perth-born MacGill competed on February 29th. 44 Tests for Australia, taking 208 wickets.
His international career was subdued as he skated alongside Shane Warne – the undisputed leading leg-spinner in the world.
MacGill later moved into hospitality, running the Neutral Bay restaurant Aristotle’s, which he said he had to close.