The Public Prosecution Service is seeking a nine-year prison term for former Netherlands forward Quincy Promes, who is facing charges of smuggling cocaine.
Quincy Promes is accused of importing 1,361 kilograms of cocaine, and the demand for a nine-year sentence is based on his perceived significant role in the smuggling organization, as per Der Telegraaf. Currently playing for Russian club Spartak Moscow, Promes has a prior legal history, having received an 18-month jail term for assault after stabbing his cousin at a party.
According to De Telegraaf, the Public Prosecution Service told the court: “Because of his absence, we will not get an answer to the question of how such a successful footballer allowed himself to be drawn into crime. He takes no responsibility for the facts and seems to consider himself untouchable in Russia and beyond.”
Even if found guilty, Quincy Promes might continue his career at Spartak Moscow, as he didn’t attend his assault trial and was absent from the Amsterdam court where the Public Prosecution demanded a nine-year sentence.
If Promes remains in Russia, he could avoid jail since there’s no extradition treaty between Russia and the Netherlands. Reportedly, he is also attempting to acquire a Russian passport.
Quincy Promes continues to play for Spartak Moscow and appears determined to continue doing so. This season, he has made 17 appearances for his team, scoring six goals. The Russian Premier League is currently on hold for the winter break, and Spartak Moscow is scheduled to return to action in February with a friendly against Al-Jazira in Abu Dhabi.