Ex-Netherlands star gets prison sentence

Edwin  - CEO February 14, 2024
Updated 2024/02/14 at 7:03 PM
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Former Netherlands international Quincy Promes Getty Images
Former Netherlands international Quincy Promes Getty Images

Quincy Promes to serve six years in prison for drug trafficking despite denying his involvement


The Netherlands’ Quincy Promes from in action during the UEFA group C European Championship qualifier soccer match between Germany and Netherlands at Volksparkstadion. Former Netherlands international Quincy Promes was sentenced to six years in prison by an Amsterdam court on 14 February in connection with drug trafficking. Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa


Former Netherlands star Quincy Promes has earned a six-year prison sentence for trafficking drugs, Alex Young reports for The Standard.


Promes, who has starred in Ajax and Sevilla colors and now plies his trade at Russian side Spartak Moscow, was absent during court hearings in Amsterdam and was sentenced in absentia.


The 32-year-old’s lawyers told Dutch newspaper AD Promes that the sentence would be appealed as Promes denies the charges of importing, exporting, transporting, and possessing the drugs.


Prosecutors last month sought a nine-year sentence for Promes for his involvement in the smuggling of 1,360kg of cocaine through the port of Antwerp, Belgium, to the Netherlands in two shipments in 2020.


The court said phone taps had shown that Promes had been directly involved with the shipments of the drugs, hidden in shipments of salt from Brazil, and their further transport from the port.


In another Dutch court case, the 32-year-old former Ajax Amsterdam and Sevilla forward was last year sentenced in absentia to 18 months in jail for assault in connection with a fight in 2020 in which he stabbed a cousin in the knee.

Promes has filed an appeal against that sentence as well.


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