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The Prosecutor's Office Demands 9 Years of Imprisonment for Quincy Promes

The Netherlands prosecutor's office is seeking a nine-year prison sentence for the Spartak Moscow footballer Quincy Promes, according to AD.

Hearings on the cocaine smuggling case are taking place in Amsterdam on Wednesday. On January 22, Promes traveled with Spartak for winter training in the UAE.

In 2020, the police intercepted two shipments of narcotics weighing approximately 1370 kg at the port of Antwerp, Belgium. According to the investigation, these shipments were allegedly owned by Promes. In addition, the "red and whites" forward was purportedly linked to the drug dealer Pit Worthel, to whom Promes paid 250,000 EUR for the lost cocaine "for his own safety."

According to the prosecution, Promes and Worthel were part of a significant criminal network. According to the charges, Promes was one of the group's leaders. The prosecutor's office provided phone call recordings in which the footballer discusses investing 75,000 EUR in drug trafficking and organizing the delivery of prohibited substances.

Voetbalzone previously reported that Promes could be extradited if the Dutch prosecutor's office informs the UAE authorities of his presence in the country. In June 2023, the Amsterdam court sentenced Promes to one and a half years in prison for assaulting his cousin with aggravating circumstances. The footballer later appealed this decision. The incident occurred in July 2020, where, according to media reports, the player had a dispute with his cousin at a party and stabbed him.

Promes participated in 21 matches in all competitions in the first part of the season, scoring 8 goals and providing 8 assists. Spartak is in fifth place in the Russian Premier League table after 18 rounds, with 30 points.

Published by Patrick Jane