Again, ex-football star caught in drug trafficking

Diego Leon Osorio

For the third time, former footballer, Diego Leon Osorio, has been arrested for drug trafficking.

Police on Friday announced the arrest of the former Colombian national team player.

The former left-back was attempting to board a flight to Madrid, Spain, on April 8, from an airport near Medellin “with 1,849 grams of cocaine hydrochloride,” police said in a message sent to the media.

Airport authorities discovered the drugs in four pairs of sneakers before making the arrest.

But police did not announce the arrest until Friday, when a video was leaked to the press showing Osorio, who won league titles with Colombian side Atletico Nacional, in handcuffs next to a uniformed officer.

The 52-year-old was previously arrested in 2002 while transporting cocaine in Miami but was released on bail.