Real Madrid player Congo arrested in Relation to Drug trafficking


Former Real Madrid player Edwin Congo was arrested on Tuesday by Spanish police investigating a cocaine smuggling ring.




The 43-year-old was detained in Madrid by officers specialising in drug trafficking, and released after questioning.




Ten other people have also been arrested as part of the ongoing operation.
Congo signed for Real Madrid in 1999 from the Colombian side Once Caldas.





The forward never made an appearance for the club, and spent most of his time at the Bernabeu on loan at Real Valladolid, Vitoria Guimaraes of Portugal and Toulouse of France.


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In 2002 he left to join Levante, where he enjoyed his most successful spell in Spanish football, before playing for Sporting Gijon and Recreativo Huelva.
Congo made 17 appearances for the Colombia national team, featuring in two Copa America tournaments in 1999 and 2004.
In recent years he has been best known as a regular for Real Madrid's Legends team, playing in the Corazon Classic Match in June 2019, as well as frequent appearances as a pundit on Spanish television.
Information from ESPN FC's Rodrigo Fáez was used in this report.


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