Ex-Australia Olympic swimmer, Scott Miller has been arrested by police and charged with running a drug trafficking syndicate, after £1.12million worth of methamphetamine, also known as ‘ice’ or meth was concealed inside candles in his home.
Miller won a silver medal in the 100m butterfly at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and bronze in Australia’s 4x100m medley squad.
Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids in Sydney suburbs on Tuesday morning, February 16.
Police saw methamphetamine, a kilo of heroin, other drugs and cash in the raids.
A police spokesman described Miller as the head of a ‘criminal syndicate’ that sold ice across New South Wales in Australia.
During the moment cops broke into the apartment during the raid, Miller reportedly found sitting topless and had jeans on.
He was later handcuffed and taken to a local police station.
A New South Wales Police statement said: “Earlier this year, detectives from the State Crime Command’s Drug and Firearms Squad, with assistance from the NSW Crime Commission, commenced investigations into criminal syndicate involved in the supply of prohibited drugs – mainly methamphetamine (ice) – across NSW.
“Following extensive inquiries, investigators assisted by South West Metropolitan Region Enforcement Squad, Public Order Riot Squad and Operation ODIN, executed three search warrants at a business at Bankstown, unit at Rozelle and home at Balmain from 6am today (Tuesday 16 February 2021).
“Officers located and seized approximately one kilogram of heroin with a street value of $250,000 (£140k), over $75,000 (£42k) cash, mobile phones, documents, encrypted electronic devices and smaller amounts of prohibited drugs, all which have been taken for further forensic examination.
“A white Toyota Camry, which police will allege was used by the syndicate to transport prohibited drugs, was also seized.”