“Dutch Footballer Quincy Promes Re-Arrested in Dubai on Drug Trafficking Charges”

By Milcah Tanimu

Dutch national football player Quincy Promes has been arrested again by the Netherlands Police in Dubai. Promes, who is wanted in the Netherlands for drug trafficking, was apprehended following an urgent bulletin issued by the Dutch authorities via INTERPOL.

The 32-year-old footballer had initially been arrested last month in connection with a hit-and-run car crash but was subsequently released while awaiting extradition proceedings. However, he has now been taken back into custody after constructive cooperation between authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Netherlands, based on a Red Notice issued by the Netherlands.

Promes’ recent arrest comes amidst controversy surrounding his social media activity, where he was seen enjoying his freedom in Dubai’s nightlife despite being a fugitive in his home country. Dutch prosecutors have emphasized that the arrest was made possible through collaborative efforts between the two nations.

Promes has faced legal troubles in the Netherlands, including a conviction for stabbing his cousin at a family gathering in December 2020. Additionally, he was convicted for importing cocaine in February and sentenced to six years in prison.

Despite ongoing legal proceedings, Promes had traveled to Dubai in January to train with his Russian football team. Rumors suggest he may attempt to rejoin Spartak Moscow amidst speculation about his future.

The arrest of Promes highlights the complexities of international extradition cases, particularly within the context of bilateral agreements between countries like the Netherlands and the UAE.


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