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Report: Former Pro Handed 11-Year Jail Sentence For Cocaine Smuggling

A former Premier League and international footballer has been slapped with an 11-year jail sentence for smuggling cocaine worth R425 million into the United States of America.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of Viafara's arrest in March 2019...

According to the Daily Mail, US prosecutors have found former Southampton and Portsmouth midfielder Jhon Viafara guilty of trafficking cocaine into the country from Colombia.

The former Colombia international was reportedly sentenced to 11 years behind bars last week in Texas, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to import five kilograms or more of cocaine into the US in November last year.

Click through the gallery below to see more footballers who have been jailed! 

Viafara is understood to have been accused of importing two tonnes of cocaine into America, which reportedly equates to a whopping £21 million (R425 million) worth of the drug.

The former Premier League player is said to have conspired with members of the Gulf Cartel to send drug shipments from Colombia on speedboats to the US via Mexico.

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