"Suspected of having transported four tons"
"Former Premier League player Jhon Viáfara, 40, has been arrested by the police."
"He is suspected of having had dealings with the infamous Gulfkartellen and is reported to have been smuggled four tons of cocaine in the united states."
"Viáfara was arrested on Tuesday, along with four other people, in the colombian city of Cali. According to news agency AP to the arrest to have occurred after a cooperation between the colombian authorities and the u.s. narcotics police DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)."
"Prosecutors in the us state of Texas say they have evidence that Viáfara been a part of a criminal network that for years had dealings with the ”Clan del Golfo”, thus Gulfkartellen, which is one of Colombia's most notorious and feared drogkartell."
"Gulfkartellen has over the decades smuggled large amounts of cocaine in the united states and Jhon Viáfara is suspected to have been smuggled four tons."
"the U.s. authorities insist now on to Viáfara – and the four other detainees – to be extradited to the united states."
"According to the AP, it is not a new phenomenon, colombian ex-football stars are lured into the kokainindustrin after retirement often find it difficult to maintain the luxurious standard of living they have become accustomed to. For example the former landslagsspelaren Diego Leon Osorio recently been sentenced for illegal drug smuggling."
"Playing in the Premier League"
"Jhon Viáfara came to european football in the summer of 2005, when the then Premier League club Portsmouth bought him from the colombian Once Caldas for approximately 2 million euro. He also made 76 appearances for Southampton and played for the Colombia national team between 2003 and 2010."