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Ex-rugby player Ben Darcy caught in cocaine ring sting

ANI  |  Sydney [Australia] 

Former National Rugby League (NRL) player Ben Darcy has been charged in a cocaine distribution ring bust in Sydney.

The 28-year-old has been arrested for his alleged role in a "dial-a-dealer" type drug service, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

Darcy was arrested on November 25 after officers allegedly discovered cocaine and 30,000 USD in a property in Underwood St, Paddington.

The former Sydney Roosters junior has been in front of the courts various times for different offences.

Earlier in 2013, Darcy was investigated in a drug bust when Australian Customs officials allegedly found incriminating messages on his phone which revealed that two of his close friends had been supplied with illegal performance-enhancing substances.

He was also detained in 2011 for smuggling 36 baby python snakes into the country.

Darcy for now has been granted a conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local on January 23.

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 19:15 IST