Anti-drug director held for drugs

2012-06-09 11:46

A director of the Muaythai Against Drugs Foundation was arrested for possession of cocaine.

The Weekend Argus reported that Gary Trappler was arrested at the end of May and granted bail in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court.

The foundation was started in 2007 to help youngsters get off drugs and into muaythai, a form of martial arts.

Quentin Chong, a co-director of the foundation, told the newspaper he was shocked by the arrest.

“This is the first time we hear about this, when you called. I’m devastated by this,” he said.

Trappler is vice-president of the Muaythai Amateur body as well as the International Federation of Muaythai.

He is also president of Muaythai Professional.

* Editor's note on May 3 2018: It has subsequently been brought to our attention that the case against Gary Trappler was never brought to court and the case was withdrawn because there was no evidence against him. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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