A COCAINE kingpin playboy responsible for trafficking large shipments of drugs to Australia has been sentenced.
Cocaine kingpin and former playboy who trafficked large amount of drugs to Australia loses everything.
Former American footballer Owen Hanson, made millions of dollars trafficking drugs down under, sentenced for 21-years in jail in the US District court in San Diego today.
The US government is going after $7 million of Hanson’s properties, luxury cars.
His assets also include $702,000 cash found in a suitcase at Sydney’s Hilton Hotel.
“By virtue of said guilty plea and the court’s findings, the US is now entitled to forfeiture of the aforedescribed properties and forfeiture of proceeds the defendant received in the amount of $US5,000,000,” prosecutors wrote in a filing to the US District Court.
Hanson was trafficking large amount of drugs at a very high prices to Australia before he got arrested at a golf course near San Diego in 2015.
Australian and US authorities conducted a combined covert operation, the 35-years-old has been in custody at San Diego’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in the US since his arrest.
Hanson and the prosecutors agreed to a 20-years sentence, but it was the Judges decision to make the choice. At his trail the deal was made and he faced life in prison.
Hanson traveled to Australia regularly and had boasted he could sell a kilogram of cocaine in Australia for $228,000 compared to $26,000 in LA.
He was a regular visitor to Australia, and the Australian authorities were present when he was arrested at the golf course.
But the Australian government weren’t able to prosecute him until the US trial was over.