Former Madrid Player Caught Up In Drug-Trafficking Raid

Edwin Congo In Drug-Trafficking Raid
After failing to earn a place with Madrid, he joined Spanish club Levante and later played for Sporting Gijón and Recreativo Huelva, also in Spain.

Former Real Madrid forward Edwin Congo has been interrogated by police conducting a drug-trafficking operation in Spain.
The Colombian told the “El Chiringuito” television show late Tuesday he was asked to accompany officers to a police station for interrogation and was later allowed to return home.

He denied any wrongdoing and said he entered the police station with his hands restrained as a “protocol.”

Edwin Congo Drug-Trafficking Raid
Former Real Madrid forward Edwin Congo

Congo said he was questioned about his relationships with some of the people being investigated by police.

The striker admitted knowing some of them but said he was not involved in anything potentially illegal.

Congo said he got to know them after getting involved in the business of buying and selling emerald.

The 43-year-old Colombian who had a brief stint with Madrid in 1999 after being signed amid high expectations from Colombian club Once Caldas said authorities had been following him for a long time and told him to “stay away from certain people.” He said he was treated very well by police.

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