250 World Championship runner up Juan Garriga took a bit of a career change......
"In May 1998, Garriga was arrested and charged with drug trafficking and possessing firearms after a raid on a Barcelona bar uncovered half a kilo of cocaine, stocks of ammunition, and 300,000 pesetas in forged money . Four other people were arrested, including the bar owner, a garage owner, and two employees of a local business. When police later searched Garriga’s private villa in Vallvidrera they found a revolver, a pistol, two rifles, a shotgun, ammunition, and a stash of cocaine.
The trial was a long, drawn out affair but when the former GP star appeared in court for the fourth time in 2003, he was facing a potential 11-year prison sentence, though he eventually accepted a two-year suspended sentence for ‘complicity in the business of drug trafficking and possession of illegal weapons.’ The sentence was broken down into one-and-a-half years for involvement in the drugs trade and a further six months for firearms charges."
Edited by graham houlihan, 10 December 2011 - 17:10.