Olympic medallist arrested after drug bust

Australian dual Olympic silver medal-winning kayaker Nathan Baggaley. (Andy Clark/Reuters file)

Australian dual Olympic silver medal-winning kayaker Nathan Baggaley. (Andy Clark/Reuters file)

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, Last Updated: 1:56 AM ET

Australian dual Olympic silver medal-winning kayaker Nathan Baggaley has been arrested following a drug bust, local media reported on Sunday.

Australian Federal Police, investigating amphetamine trafficking, arrested the 37-year-old Baggaley and another person on Friday in northern New South Wales.

Baggaley, who won two silver medals in the 2004 Athens Olympics, faces seven charges, including manufacturing and producing a prohibited drug, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) news agency reported.

He has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in a Lismore court on Monday.


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