SYDNEY (AFP) – A former Olympic swimmer who won a silver medal for Australia was arrested on Tuesday (Feb 16) and charged with running a syndicate trafficking in the drug “ice”, police said.

Scott Miller, 45, and an accomplice were arrested in police raids in two Sydney suburbs.

They were charged with the alleged supply of some A$2 million (S$2.06 million) worth of methylamphetamine, also known as ice, concealed inside candles, they said.

Police also seized one kilogram of heroin, other drugs and cash in the raids.

A spokesman described Miller as the head of a “criminal syndicate” that sold ice across New South Wales, and said investigations were continuing and further charges expected.

He won a silver medal in the 100m butterfly at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, and a bronze medal as part of Australia’s 4x100m medley relay squad.

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