Cricketer charged over cocaine haul

  The Brigadier 10:34 09 Dec 2008

Former England cricketer Chris Lewis has been charged with attempted drug smuggling after 4kg of cocaine worth about £200,000 was seized at Gatwick Airport.

The 40-year-old fast bowler, who played 32 Tests and 53 one-day internationals in the 1990s, was arrested when UK Border Agency staff found the drug hidden in luggage.

Lewis is due to appear before Crawley Magistrates' Court.

  john bunyan 10:40 09 Dec 2008

If true, he should be grateful it was Gatwick, not Changi , Singapore, where the penalties are a little more harsh!

  sunnystaines 13:23 09 Dec 2008

looks like he will be in for a lot of bed and breakfast care of HMP. Serves him right.

  spuds 13:30 09 Dec 2008

I suppose that there is very little anyone can say. Its happening all to frequent.

  The Brigadier 21:09 09 Dec 2008

All Chris Lewis can hope for is a soap-on-a-rope for xmas.
The likely hood if found guilty to 10-15 years!

  Cymro. 11:44 10 Dec 2008

And I was always told that cricket was the game of gentlemen. Gentlemen with a problem it now seems.
Still guilty to proven otherwise and all that.

  Cymro. 11:45 10 Dec 2008

"till" proven otherwise even

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