Olympic Aussies Flee In Bond-Style Pursuit
A high-speed boat chase involving former Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley and younger brother Dru Anthony Baggaley, has been described as having resembled something straight out of a James Bond film.
Details recently emerged about how both brothers had been involved in the importing of a commercial quantity of cocaine between December 2017 and August 2018. They were reportedly making use of the Queensland-New South Wales border for their dubious business.
As for the Bond-style high-speed boat chase, the incident took place on July 31, 2018, when Dru Baggaley and hired boat driver Anthony Draper had apparently made their way across the waves for approximately 11 hours until they finally met up with a foreign ship some 360 kilometres off the Australian east coast. The boat in question had apparently been hired by brother Nathan Baggaley for the purpose of smuggling the cocaine.
The Brisbane Supreme Court heard on Thursday how Baggaley and Draper had tried to escape from a navy ship after a dramatic pursuit ensued, throwing 20-kilogram parcels of cocaine overboard as they went in an attempt to get the navy to back down on the chase. And even though this did work, to some extent, with the navy finally having given up the pursuit, the two men were later arrested after they were intercepted by members of the Queensland Water Police.
All of the packages on the boat had been successfully ditched by the time the pair were arrested, but a whopping 587 kilograms of the illegal drug was later collected by the Royal Australian Navy as the packages continued to wash up along the coastline.
TOP online betting SITESMay 2023
| ||5/5||100% Match up to $250 NZD|| Bet now|
| ||4.9/5||100% Match|| Bet now|
| ||4.8/5||Login to see promotions|| Bet now|
Trent Wilson is OnlineBetting.nz’s resident sports news expert. He draws on his extensive sporting knowledge, his qualification in sports management and his passion for betting to provide the latest, most up to date information on sporting events in New Zealand and across the globe. Trent is a veritable treasure trove of sports information and has been betting online for several years. He prides himself in keeping his readers informed, and in always offering an unbiased standpoint that reflects exactly what’s going on in the sports world. View Posts - Visit Website
You May Also Like:
With the Beijing Olympics just around the corner, a gloomy new report is warning that shorter and warmer seasons could soon mean the end of snow sports and Winter Games. Climate change is responsible for the erosion of the season and for creating dangerous and artificial conditions, experts now warn. ….
A Texas man has been charged with providing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes competing in last year’s Tokyo summer Olympics. One such athlete had been Nigerian runner Blessing Okagbare. Eric Lira distributed drugs for the sole purpose of disrupting the Tokyo Olympic Games, the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan said on ….
A stern word of warning recently issued by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach made it clear that boxing and weightlifting have a long road to travel if the two sports are to remain included as part of the 2028 LA Olympic Games programme. Bach expressed particular concern over weightlifting, ….
New Zealand’s most successful Olympian only makes winning medals at the Games look easy. Anyone paying attention will have noticed the smile mixed with a definite grimace as Lisa Carrington finished first in the canoe sprint women’s K1 500m final on Thursday – thereby securing her third gold medal in ….
The world of Olympic sports has forever changed as Laurel Hubbard becomes the first transgender athlete to compete in the Olympics Games. This has led to many people questioning the fairness of the decision and reignited the debate on inclusion. Updated qualifying requirements have allowed Hubbard to compete in the ….