Footballer Quincy Promes Sentenced To 6 Years In Jail For Smuggling 1,370KG Of Cocaine

Jesse Williams

By Jesse Williams

Jesse Williams

14 Feb 2024

Dutch footballer Quincy Promes has been convicted by a dutch court for his involvement with a drug smuggling ring that imported 1,370kg of cocaine.

Amsterdam District Court ruled that the 32-year-old Spartak Moscow player was involved in the import and export of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in 2020.

Prosecutors initially called for Promes to receive a nine-year prison sentence.

“This makes it even more objectionable that the suspect tries to increase his wealth [and possibly also prestige in certain circles] through involvement in large international drug transports,” the court said.

Promes who lives in Moscow and did not appear at his trial in Amsterdam is not expected to return to the Netherlands “in the foreseeable future”.

Promes was already facing trial in the Netherlands for stabbing a cousin during a fight after a family reunion in Abcoude, near Amsterdam, in July 2020.

Initially charged with attempted murder, prosecutors concluded that there was insufficient evidence to establish that his goal was to kill the victim.