Colombian ex-international arrested for drug trafficking
Posted on September 22, 2021 at 2:05 p.m.
Antony de Ávilais a name that should revive many memories among fans of South American football of the 80s. Now retired, the former attacker was arrested recently by the police. He is accused of having participated in drug trafficking.
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De Avila accused of being involved in drug trafficking in Naples and Genoa
Trained in the Colombian club America Cali, Antony de Vila made his first professional steps there in 1983. After a one-year freelance in Argentina (1987-1988), the pocket striker was back in the city of western Colombia. We also saw the native of Santa Marta doing freelance work for New York and the Barcelona Sporting Club. Colombian international, the striker played fifty-three meetings with its national team, for thirteen achievements. De Vila also took part in the 1994 and 1998 World Cups with Los Cafeteros.
For many years now, the former attacker has had many problems with the police in the Old Continent. The one who has never hidden his proximity to the Cali cartel has been wanted since 2004 by the Italian police. He is indeed accused of being involved in drug trafficking and production in the cities of Genoa and Naples in 2001. A few hours ago the Corrierre della Serra announced that the former professional had was apprehended a few hours ago in Naples. He has been taken into custody and could soon go to court to be tried.
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