New twist in kidnapping saga involving Stuart MacGill in cocaine plot worth over $300,000

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.

Stuart MacGill has been charged for allegedly aiding and abetting a $300,000 cocaine deal. Credit: Getty Images

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.

Huge twist in Stuart MacGill’s kidnapping saga

Huge twist in Stuart MacGill’s kidnapping saga

James Brien

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