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Australian Olympic medalist kayaker arrested after drug bust

Australian Nathan Baggaley celebrates his victory in the men's K1, 500 metres race during the flat water Canoe and Kayak World Championship
Australian Nathan Baggaley celebrates his victory in the men's K1, 500 metres race during the flat water Canoe and Kayak World Championship

(Reuters) - Australian dual Olympic silver medal-winning kayaker Nathan Baggaley has been arrested following a drug bust, local media reported on Sunday.

Australian Federal Police, investigating amphetamine trafficking, arrested the 37-year-old Baggaley and another person on Friday in northern New South Wales.

Baggaley, who won two silver medals in the 2004 Athens Olympics, faces seven charges, including manufacturing and producing a prohibited drug, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) news agency reported.

He has been remanded in custody and is expected to appear in a Lismore court on Monday.

(Reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi, editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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