Neymar and Suarez embroiled in cocaine trafficking scandal as clothing brand they promote is ‘front for drug business’
THE owner of a garments brand name promoted by Neymar and Luis Suarez has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking and income laundering.
Dutch media claim the operator of My Manufacturer, known as Domenico G., is alleged to have employed his business as “ideal include for his criminal actions.”
Law enforcement raided his Amsterdam household this thirty day period and reportedly located a firearm furthermore close to £195,000 in cash.
Domenico G., 44, was abroad at the time and handed himself in upon returning to the Dutch funds.
Paris Saint-Germain ace Neymar and free of charge agent Suarez have equally promoted My Brand in the previous.
A tweet from Suarez in 2016 confirmed him donning My Brand clothes.
A caption study: “Starting tomorrow you will be able to love Luis Suarez’s Platinum collection from @MyOfficialBrand. I hope you will like it.”
Previous Holland goalkeeper Kenneth Vermeer was also aspect of a campaign various yrs in the past.
And ex-Arsenal winger Glenn Helder was reportedly My Brand’s ambassador in 2018.
Detective Arno van Leeiwen claimed: “When folks see gamers like Neymar and Suarez in these clothes, they immediately think: that should be a neat model.
“So these football gamers are abused via the clothing line, which is yet again a address for the cocaine line.”
Winnie Haatrecht, Vermeer’s agent, commented: “At the peak of their occupations, footballers acquire 20-30 requests a month to endorse anything.
“It is difficult to employ a detective to examine almost everything. Of study course it scares you, but it just can’t be prevented.
“And I also do not think it is our accountability if you wore a shirt five years in the past of what now turns out to be a prison suspect.”
In accordance to NOS, Helder declined to remark.
There has also been no comment from possibly Neymar or Suarez.
A statement on My Brand’s Twitter webpage read through: “In check out of the push release issued by the Community Prosecution Support on July 13 and the resulting media experiences, My Brand name notes the pursuing.
“The reporting from the Community Prosecution Assistance about Domenico G. is a private subject.
“Therefore, the prison prosecution has nothing at all in any respect to do with My Brand name.
“Against the foregoing track record (at this time), no further more bulletins on the make a difference will be produced.”