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Former Real Madrid forward Congo arrested in cocaine bust

The 43-year-old was brought in for questioning by Spain's National Police and has professed his innocence

Former Real Madrid forward Edwin Congo has been arrested and questioned by police regarding his role in a cocaine smuggling operation.

Congo was among 18 people arrested after Spain's National Police seized a ton of cocaine that was smuggled between layers of cardboard fruit boxes.

"Eighteen people arrested and a ton of cocaine impregnated in the carton of fruit boxes seized thanks to an international macro-operation led by the National Police," read a tweet from the National Police.

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