Published On: Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012

Athlete arrested with drugs in luggage

WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch athlete Brian Mariano was arrested with 720 grams cocaine in his luggage on Saturday at the airport of Curaçao. That was confirmed Sunday by family of the athlete.

The sprinter Mariano, from Curacao, participated in the Olympic Games in London representing the Netherlands in 2012. After interrogation, the athlete was released. The case remains under investigation.

Mariano said he knew nothing about the drugs. According to an unknown source, the cocaine was placed in his luggage without his knowledge.

Mariano made it to the Olympic Games as part of the relay team in the 4 x 100 meters. Netherlands finished there at sixth place. Earlier this year became the European champion with the team. Individually, he was the last Dutch champion in the 60 meters.

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