Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Baggaley brothers go away for a long time

Oz Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley and his younger brother have been jailed for more than 20 years each for trying to smuggle up to $200m worth of cocaine into Australia. Dru Baggaley, 39, and another man picked up 650kg of the drug from a foreign ship. They began throwing the haul overboard on their way back to the mainland when they spotted a Navy patrol boat.

The brothers had extensive criminal histories and both had served time in prison over serious drug-related offences.
Dru Baggaley had spent more than 11 of the past 14 years in jail. He was sentenced to 28 years in jail, with a non-parole period of 16 years, while Nathan Baggaley was handed a 25-year sentence and will be eligible for parole after serving 12 years.