A former Olympic swimmer who won a silver and bronze medal is behind bars, accused of running a massive drug smuggling ring in Australia. Authorities said that Scott Miller was the mastermind of the operation, which supplied methamphetamine all over the state of New South Wales.
Investigators found $1.6 million in illegal drugs hidden in candles at the home of Miller and another suspect, who was not identified. They also found heroin and $60,000 in cash.
Miller was charged with supplying illegal drugs and running a criminal organization. He was denied bail and will remain in jail until his next court date in April.
Authorities also arrested a 47-year-old man and charged him for supplying illegal drugs and participating in a criminal organization.
Officials said the investigation will continue and that both men could face more charges.
"This was not a small operation," Watson said. "They were well organized and well-financed."
Miller won two medals in the 1996 Summer Olympics. He took home the silver in the 100-meter butterfly and was part of the bronze-medal winning team in the 4 x 100-meter medley.
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