Expect more arrests to be made, say the QCCC…
The cocaine scandal currently engulfing Queensland sport is set to escalate even further this week, with the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission (QCCC) set to charge more high-profile stars.
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The QCCC released a statement on Tuesday warning that more arrests will be made by the end of the week.
“Based on current information, the CCC expects any further arrests of current or former sportspeople will occur by the end of this week or early next week,” the statement read.
“However, if new information comes to hand the CCC may consider further arrests.”
The Gold Coast Titans have been hit the hardest following the investigations, with the NRL forced to stand down five players, with Dave Taylor, Greg Bird, Beau Falloon, Kalifa Faifai-Loa and Jamie Dowling all charged with allegedly supplying cocaine in south-east Queensland.
The QCCC will not allege that the substances were used in a performance-enhancing capacity.
“The CCC will allege individuals served with a Notice to Appear in Court arranged for the supply of cocaine for personal use or to on-supply cocaine to friends and colleagues,” the statement reads.
“The CCC will not allege any of the individuals charged in the last week used illegal substances in a performance enhancing capacity.”