Former Montenegrin boxer Goran Gogic has been charged with involvement in one of the biggest crimes in American history. Gogic was charged with smuggling 22 tonnes of cocaine worth more than £865 million (about $1 billion) overseas.
The 43-year-old was arrested as he tried to board a plane from Miami International Airport to Zurich on Sunday night after he was indicted by a New York jury and the US Justice Department on Monday.
Gogic has been charged with three counts of breaching the Maritime Law Enforcement Act, and a misdemeanor. Each count carries a potential sentence of life in prison with a minimum term of 10 years.
The charges relate to the seizure of 22 tons of cocaine from three US cargo ships in 2019.
Gogic retired from professional boxing in 2012 with a record of 21-4-2. He fought most of his career in Germany against European opposition but entered a big fight with bronze medalist Pedro Carrion in 2006.
Gogic continued his undefeated streak by unanimous decision over six rounds of professional boxing at the Sporthalle Stadium in Alsterdorf, Germany.