Why Is Nathan Baggaley Arrested? Everything To Know About The Former Olympian

Former Australian Olympian Nathan Baggaley is sentenced to 25-years in jail for a failed cocaine smuggling in Australia.

Nathan Baggaley is a former athlete, sprint canoeist, and surf ski champion. 

Further, he is a three-time champion and has won two silver medals at the 2004 Athens Olympic. He was honored with the Australian Institute of Sport’s Athlete of the Year that year. 

He was later banned for twenty months from competing for steroid use. 

His career then went downhill after multiple drug charges and arrests. 

Nathan was first arrested in 2007 after the police found hundreds of ecstasy tablets.

He was also arrested for stealing a surge ski from the Byron Bay Surf Club the same year. 

He was again charged with possession of restricted drugs in 2010. He was released in November 2011 after serving his custodial sentence. 

Nathan Baggaley Is Sentenced Along With Brother Dru

Nathan Baggaley and brother Dru are each sentenced to jail for more than 20 years. 

They were arrested and charged for trying to smuggle cocaine worth $200 million into Australia. 

Dru Baggaley was arrested in August 2018, while Nathan was arrested in June 2019 from his home in Byron Bay. 

Dru collected the drugs from a ship off the NSW coast with Anthony Draper, who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Dru and Draper dumped bundles of drugs into the water before they were arrested. Although Nathan was not present with them, the boat used for the smuggling was his. 

Also, Nathan was continuously communicating with Dru using an encrypted phone app. 

The prosecutors stated the motive for the crime was nothing but greed. The Baggaley brothers pleaded guilty on April 1, 2021. 

On July 27, the court sentenced Nathan to 25 years in jail with a non-parole period of 16 years. 

His brother, Dru, was sentenced to 28 years in jail with a non-parole period of 16 years. 

What Is Nathan Baggaley Net Worth?

Nathan Baggaley’s net worth is not verified at the time of publication. 

Nonetheless, he is a former Olympian and World Champion. His net worth was speculated in millions during his prime career period. 

Nathan Baggaley Parents And Wife- Is He Married?

Nathan Baggaley’s parents’ detail is anonymous at present. 

Moreover, he is not married and does not have a wife. But, he was engaged to his girlfriend, Emeree Roberts. 

Emeree was pregnant when he got arrested over yet another drug charge in 2013.

He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a non-parole period of two years and three months. 

Emeree later gave birth to his son named Jacob Baggaley. It’s unsure if they are still together or not.