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September 29, 2020
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Dutch Olympian jailed for drug trafficking

Madiera Ghafoor is sentenced for eight-and-a-half years in jail after $2.58 million worth of ecstasy tablets and crystal meth were found in the boot of her car in Germany.

Dutch Olympic athlete Ghafoor, 27, was stopped at a border check in Elten in June where police seized 50kg of ecstasy, 2kg of crystal meth and 11,950 euros in cash, the report said.

Ghafoor ran for the Netherlands in the 4x400m relay at the 2016 Olympic Games, pleaded not guilty to the charges at Kleve District Court and said she thought she was carrying doping materials, the German news agency said.

The Dutch Athletics Union said it was shocked by the incident and would examine Ghafoor’s claim concerning doping materials to ascertain who else might have been involved.

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