Former Colombian international Diego Osorio has allegedly been caught trying to smuggle over 1kg of cocaine, allegedly hidden in his underwear, from Colombia to Spain on Thursday.

The 46-year-old former defender told agents who caught him in the Jose Maria Cordova airport in Rionegro that he was trying to 'pay off a debt'.

The 1.145kg cache of cocaine, which has an estimated street value of around £40,000, was allegedly concealed in Osorio's underwear as he attempted to catch a flight to Spain.

Osorio, who spent the most of his career at Medellin's Atletico Nacional, was heading home to Madrid when he was stopped by police.

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The defender represented Colombia at the 1992 Olympic Games and in the 1991 and 1993 Copa Americas.

ROTORUA DAILY POST | Sport
14 Oct, 2016 3:52pm
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