Australian kayaking champion Nathan Baggaley and his brother, Dru Baggaley, have been convicted of attempting to smuggle 650 kilograms of cocaine into Australia by boat.
Nathan Baggaley is a three-time world champion in the 1,500 meter sprint canoe (kayak) event and a two-time silver Olympic medalist. He has not competed since 2005, when he tested positive for steroids and was banned from the sport.
In May 2018, Nathan bought a RHIB for about $80,000. On July 31, his brother Dru and a third man, Anthony Draper, launched the RHIB and met up with a 180-foot vessel off the coast of Queensland. According to prosecutors, they accepted a consignment of 650 kilos of cocaine from personnel aboard the larger vessel, and proceeded to bring it on board. Read on.