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Former Netherlands star Quincy Promes sentenced to six years in jail

Spartak Moscow Captain Quincy Promes

Quincy Promes

WHAT HAPPENED?

Quincy Promes has been sentenced to six years in prison for allegedly smuggling over 1,350 kilograms of cocaine. The prosecution had been seeking a nine-year prison sentence but he has instead been sentenced to six years behind bars, according to Voetbal International.

THE BIGGER PICTURE

The player currently plays for Spartak in Russia and, as such, was not present at the hearing in the Netherlands. Promes has continually maintained his innocence, with the main evidence against him consisting of intercepted “crypto messages”. He is likely to appeal the sentence, with the smuggling allegedly taking place in January of 2020, when Promes played for Ajax.

DID YOU KNOW?

Russia has no extradition treaty with the Netherlands, meaning that Quincy Promes can likely continue his career with Spartak if he simply refuses to return to his homeland. This is not the first time the winger has been in trouble with the law, as he was given an 18-month jail term for assault last year after stabbing his cousin at a party

WHAT NEXT FOR PROMES?

As mentioned, he is likely to appeal his conviction. Spartak are next in action on Wednesday against Kairat; it remains to be seen if Promes will be involved.

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