Diego Leon Osorio, a former football player who represented Colombia in the 1990s, has been detained three times for drug trafficking, according to the police on Friday.
On April 8, the ex-left-back tried to fly to Madrid, Spain from a nearby airport “with 1,849 grams of cocaine hydrochloride,” according to a press release from the police.
Before making the arrest, airport officers found the cocaine in four pairs of footwear.
Police did not make the arrest public until Friday, when press-leaked footage of Osorio in handcuffs next to a uniformed cop was released. Osorio won league titles with the Colombian team Atletico Nacional.