A footballer and his partner were arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris with up to 100kg of cocaine in their luggage.
Jean-Manuel Nedra, 29, plays for Aiglon du Lamentin in the Martinique 1st division.
Nedra and his teammates were arrested on Sunday after more than 100kg of cocaine was found in a suitcase.
French daily Le Parisien said he was taken into custody after being handed over to an examiner at the local public prosecutor’s office.
his partner was released.
“We have learned that one of our players has been arrested on drug trafficking charges in Roissy without knowing the extent of his involvement,” a club statement issued to local media said.
“Let us be stronger than ever, continue our educational work through sport, and come together to fight this scourge and to protect and raise awareness among young people about the risks, consequences and abuse of this medium,” he said. I’m here.
He was reportedly traveling on a personal capacity when he was arrested.
Midfielder Nedra is internationally active for Martinique.
He made his debut in the French Overseas Territory in 2012.